Boris Johnson has stepped into the bitter row which threatened to torpedo the planned opening of a new school. London's mayor has secured a deal to allow Fulham Boys School to open its doors at the start of the new term in September.
The school was caught in the crossfire of a political battle between Labour and Conservatives following May's local council elections.
The government withdrew funding for the free school when plans for a permanent site were thrown into doubt by Hammersmith & Fulham Council's new Labour leaders.
FBS was due to move into a closure-threatened local authority primary school but the council may now keep it open.
Boris Johnson says he's arranged for FBS to stay in temporary premises until 2017 and has promised to find the school a permanent home.
Boris Johnson said his intervention meant the government would now release funding for FBS:
I am delighted we have been able to find a solution which allows the Fulham Boys School to open as planned this September.