We messed up the Sussex primary schools tables on Thursday last week.

West Hove's Local Education Authority ranking was printed as 20th when it should have been 17th, higher than its nearby rival Mile Oak, which was given as 15th but should have been 24th.

West Hove assistant head Teresa Rawlings says: "As our school is proud of its academic record, we were disappointed that you ranked us lower than we should have been.

"I have already had comments and questions from parents and governors. If these tables must be published, all parties must feel confident that the information in them is accurate."

That view is echoed by Paul Dyer, headteacher St Lawrence School in Hurstpierpoint, which we moved to Hassocks and said the English pass rate was nine per cent when in fact it was 79 per cent.

He says: "League tables don't give a true picture of the quality of education offered by a good primary school.

"Schools are concerned with giving children an exciting and rich foundation through a wide range of firsthand experiences. The broad curriculum, including sport, drama, art and music, visits and visitors and the school's moral ethos serve to develop children's individual gifts and social awareness.

"League tables provide a simplistic measure based on one-off tests in three subjects and, far from giving parents helpful information, can present a false picture of a school's level of success.

"Furthermore, tables don't take into account the mobility of a school's population nor absences on the day of the test. It's time a fuller and more accurate picture was painted of the achievements of our schools."

My apologies to both schools' pupils, staff, parents and governors.

Peter Attwater, from Hove, says his letter about smoking and noise in restaurants on November 26 was signed Pete Attwater.

"This to me is insulting," he says. "My name is Peter." Sorry.

The final word on the correct English versus political correctness debate goes to Maurice Packham, from Horsham, who was not impressed with "gender-obsessed" Lynne Nicholls' comments in Feedback two weeks ago.

He says: "Sailors have no objection to calling their ships she and I have no problem with Mother Nature, mother country and mother tongue."

Our story on Monday last week about a new reality television show included an incorrect contact address. The right one is theblock@rdfmedia.com Corinne Hills asks were we aware that one of the pictures used to launch our Tell on Taggers campaign on Wednesday last week showed a tag that "clearly" spelt out the F word.

Of course we weren't, Corinne, otherwise we wouldn't have published it but looking at the picture again, I can sort of make it out.

She also believes our campaign is flawed, explaining: "It is ridiculous that you are relying on people who know taggers to shop them. The paper will only be adding to a tagger's prestige by splashing his or her work across the front page."

Fair point, perhaps, but what's your solution to this vile problem, Corinne?

Apologies to those of you looking for the latest clue to the Southern FM name game in Monday's evening edition.

We missed it out in our excitement at covering the England rugby team's World Cup parade through London.

The clue was: This person's phobia has cost them dearly. Future clues will be published on Mondays until the mystery guest's name is guessed correctly.

Valerie Ollerton, from Leyland in Lancashire, thanks us after we published her appeal for descendants of her grandfather's brother, who moved to Brighton in the 1900s, to get in touch in our Where Are They Now? column.

"Someone contacted me so I had an excellent result," she says. "Well done to your paper."

And finally, this week's Spicer, courtesy of Gerald, from Portslade, who spotted that in the Your Memories section of Weekend last Saturday we managed to misspell correspondent Mrs R Fowler, from Brighton, as Folwer in the caption to the accompanying picture.

What a fwol-up (and before you write in again, Gerald, that one's deliberate).