In the days when I was at school it was generally accepted that comprehensive state education was child-centred while grammars and the private sector were obsessed with results.
A top school has radically cut the amount of homework it sets, saying too much will put pupils off learning.
Tiffin boys' school, in Kingston, south west London, has limited homework to 40 minutes per night, saying pupils should have more time for their own interests.
While there are still private schools that are exam factories, this report confirms my impression that this situation has largely been turned on its head.
As I understand it, the Tiffin School is in the state sector - but only just.