In response to the recent letter regarding the School Works project (AJ 11.1.01), I can confirm that this competition was run in accordance with the RIBA's competition guidelines.
The RIBA was involved throughout the process and can therefore verify that selection of the shortlist was carried out in a professional, impartial, accountable and satisfactory manner.
The RIBA Competitions Office has not been involved in the Pimlico School project and has had no contact with the board of governors. It continues to support the Architecture Foundation in its School Works projects.
Linda Roberts, RIBA competitions manager