The Purcell School, whose headmaster left in mid-term, has written to parents assuring them that there is nothing whatsoever to worry about.
Nobody has done anything wrong. The school has just given a wonderful concert. Smile, dear parents. Your higher-than-Eton fee is well invested. Why don’t you join the parents’ council we’re thinking of forming?
Well, that sounds like progress on the former stonewall approach, but I’m not sure that will do the trick. There are all sorts of legalities to observe, but parental concerns continue to find independent expression.