Tag Archives: Private Schools

The public cost of private schools: rising fees and luxury facilities raise questions about charitable status

The public cost of private schools: rising fees and luxury facilities raise questions about charitable status

Some UK private schools appear to be taking advantage of their charitable status and the lax legal definition of “public benefit” by charging fees that are increasingly out of kilter with their ongoing costs. Around 1,300 UK private schools, including the vast majority of the most prestigious private institutions, enjoy long-standing charitable status. This gives […] … learn more→

Going to private school won’t make a difference to your kid’s academic scores

Going to private school won’t make a difference to your kid’s academic scores

In Australia, around 30% of primary and 40% of secondary school children attend a private, or independent, school. School fees vary widely, depending on the type of private school and the different sectors that govern them. Catholic schools generally cost less than independent schools where families can pay fees of more than $40,000 per year. Despite the term […] … learn more→

Abolishing private schools is admirable, but won’t make choosing a state one any easier for parents

Abolishing private schools is admirable, but won’t make choosing a state one any easier for parents

Labour have voted on plans to abolish private schools by removing their charitable status and redistributing their wealth to the state sector. At the party’s conference delegates approved a motion for this to be included in the party’s next general election manifesto. The idea behind the move is that it will ensure every child gets the best education and […] … learn more→

Get rid of private schools? We’d be better tackling inequalities between state schools

Get rid of private schools? We’d be better tackling inequalities between state schools

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is the 20th Etonian to become prime minister of the UK. Most of his cabinet is composed of privileged, privately educated people, with two-thirds of his ministers among the 7% of the population who went to fee-paying schools. With more than half of Britain’s senior judges, top civil servants and diplomats also privately educated […] … learn more→