Early last week, St Olave's in Orpington, one of the UK's leading grammar schools, made the news after it told a handful of its Sixth Form students that they could not return for their final A-Level year since they did not secure high enough grades in their exams. This move has been dismissed as draconian, no less by the parents of affected students.
We all face the dilemma whether to send our kids to private or state school. However, for most people it's not a dilemma. Paying out on average £6-8k a term - perhaps triple that if you have more than one child - is simply a privilege reserved for the better off.
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State schools have made great progress in equipping the next generation for brighter futures. However, there are still major hurdles for young people in terms of gaining entry to the workplace.
"The British public schools, which educated many members of the present Westminster government, of course place great emphasis
This week kids up and down the country have been marching back to school. Certain schools across the country could not be more different though.
The Labour Party's plans to push through proposals requiring private schools to open their facilities to state school students
You probably haven't heard of my old school on the outskirts of Wakefield, but you'll almost certainly be aware of 'Outwood
State school students are "significantly" more likely to get top degree grades at university than those who went to a private
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We need to fight this sort of small-minded class-war attack and to celebrate that which is great in our country, emulate it for the benefit of more people and ensure that where something works we support it, and where it is failing we correct it. Labour have not learnt this lesson, they are unfit to govern and the British people will rightly reject them in May next year.
My youngest child attends the British International School, Phuket. I must admit, I gulped a bit when I paid the school fees. But so far, I am fine with what I am paying for. It costs a lot to run this little piece of Great Britain in the tropical paradise of Phuket, and the money has to come from somewhere.