IN YOUR story about rowdy behaviour on buses serving Patcham High School (Firm threatens to remove school bus service due to anti-social behaviour) I was glad your article was able to highlight the strong stance taken by the school to identify and ban those involved.

It was also heartening to see Brighton and Hove Buses praising the school for its support.

I am a great believer in state education and the indispensable role of community schools like Patcham.

I hope the occasional piece of bad publicity does not detract from the growing excellence of Patcham High School under the guidance of its committed head, John McKee.

Richard Lindfield, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham