Tag Archives: Private school

We wish them well

Today we said goodbye to the Upper Sixth, who left in an emotional whirl of hugs, tears, laughter and ice cream. I always watch them go with a mix of pride, admiration and anticipation, knowing we have done our best … Continue reading

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Buying a private education could help the state…

Why is it that those who pay for private education are often criticised?  The answer is that they are suspected of buying an unfair advantage for their children which exaggerates inequalities in society.  However, significant inequalities already exist within state … Continue reading

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Survival of the fittest

Dr Martin Stephen, Perse Headmaster from 1987-1994, has claimed in the Times Educational Supplement that some private schools “are frozen in the past” with “governance structures ill-suited to contemporary society”.  He argues that year on year fee increases have led … Continue reading

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In the public interest: tax relief for private school fees?

Budget week is always a battle between the economic head and the political heart.  Some difficult decisions make fiscal sense but upset electoral hearts.  Take lowering the top rate of income tax whilst reducing tax free personal allowances for pensioners; … Continue reading

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