The principle of Chelsea's new £40 million academy school that will open next September says its Christian ethos will help to prevent knife crime.
Andy Yarrow, 40, formerly head master at Hornsey School for Girls in north London, said: "There have been discussions with schools about knife detecting arches, and we had a meeting with the police and parents - who had very mixed feelings.
"But the school has a Christian ethos which we hope would be far more effective. A proactive approach can deal with that issue without it ever becoming necessary. My aspiration is to carry forth a concept of 'love thy neighbour', not carry knives."
For the first year, 162 pupils will learning in temporary accommodation in Hortensia Road.The Lots Road school will have a science specialism, and some subjects will be taught single-sex.
For the full interview see this week's Kensington and Chelsea News, out on Thursday.