UK Private Education System

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Are private schools worth paying for?

The benefits of independence With smaller classes, longer school days, intensive tuition, and an abundance of extra-curricular opportunities, private education has long been viewed, in Britain, as a surefire way of ensuring a child’s success. The state sector, famously, has fewer such provisions: classes are larger, facilities older and state schools generally produce lower grade …

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The UK Private Education System: a Guide

The different terms used in the private education system in the UK can be confusing. Schools can be called public schools, private schools, independent schools, pre-prep, prep schools and sometimes private grammar schools. In this blog, we explain the private school system and the meanings behind these terms.    What is a public school?  The term “public” school is a little contradictory and different from “state” schools: public schools are old-established boarding secondary …

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