Private Schools

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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Mixing State and Private Education in London

If you are London-based and considering the merits and affordability of educating your child privately and mixing state and private education, this article is for you. Independent school fees can challenge even the most generous of budgets. £250,000 is the average cost, if you educate you child privately from 4-18 years in London. The average London …

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Scholarships and Bursaries to Private Schools

Education at a sought-after private school is expensive, and not everyone has the resources to pay for it.  There is support available to help fund your child’s private education. Families with talented children should consider the scholarships or bursaries route. In this article, we summarise the support available.  How to win a scholarship or bursary Independent schools …

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