The Dame, being rather naive old lady, thought the referral of the Foundation Trust plan was driven by the Education Department's concern over the school's business plan.
The Dame was wide of the mark.
She now hears it was Council's Property Services Dept which organised the referral!
So, if the Dame has been correctly briefed, it means that the Council can only organise a 'spoiler' by pushing through a change to admissions criteria.
Were they to do this it would lead to the school becoming unsustainable and face closure.
For the Council that would be a very happy outcome.
It would mean it could flog off the land for tens of millions.
Six months ago the Family and Children's Services were told by property moguls, Rock F-M and his gofer, Michael Clark, to approach Sevenoaks Council to re-designate the land from green belt to housing; they were told to take a hike.
But then another option emerged.
Maybe the school could be pushed into becoming an academy?
They would then lease back part of the land to the Academy and land bank the rest, pending a release of the land for building.
But whatever the council does it's clear the children of this fine school are of secondary consideration and money the prime motivation for any objections to a status change.