After the free-school movement first began, the Kings Science Academy in Bradford became one of the most celebrated schools in the country.
Back in 2010, the incoming education secretary, Michael Gove, warned that the poorest children were being left to the worst education while richer families were buying their way to quality education through private schools or expensive houses in catchment areas.
Free schools, he promised, would change this.
“By allowing new schools, we will give all children access to the kind of education only the rich can afford,” Mr Gove said
Nothing represented this ambition better than the Kings Science Academy.