Private schools

A cross-party committee of MPs isn’t convinced the Department for International Development (DFID) acted correctly when it provided grant funding to... Read more
'When I was a teenager, kids set fire to the Bristol comprehensive* I attended, razing it to the ground. It felt likely they were giving their... Read more
The last Labour manifesto said a Labour government would impose VAT on independent school fees, T he Times wrote on 16 September (behind paywall).... Read more
You, too, can earn millions if you’re a teacher. That’s the message from Mark Steed, director of Dubai-based Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS... Read more
Yesterday I used the Department for Education schools database, Edubase, to check details of some academies which had changed hands. Today I tried to... Read more
‘ Britain’s first cut-price private school to charge just £52 a week’ . The Sun , 22 February 2017 The paper outlines a proposal, reported days... Read more
The Department for Education (DfE) was forced to issue a ‘ clarification to the consultation document ’ on proposals in ‘Schools that Work for... Read more
Non-association private schools, those fee-paying schools not associated to groups affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ), are less... Read more
‘How to win the argument against grammar schools’. Sam Freedman, former advisor to Michael Gove, gave an impassioned response at the ResearchEd... Read more
For one month only, 16 August to 16 September 2016, there are five copies of our book, The Truth about Our Schools: Exposing the Myths Exploring the... Read more
The number of pupils at schools affiliated to the Independent Schools Council ( ISC ) has risen, says the ISC. Pupil numbers in 1,249 schools which... Read more
Two months ago the media was full of research by Durham University which suggested attending a private school equalled two years extra education at... Read more
Phasing out private and grammar schools in the UK is essential if the increasingly cross party call for ‘equality of opportunity for all’ is serious... Read more
On Friday all the major British newspapers ran remarkably similar headlines on the story about research from Durham University, comparing private and... Read more
‘Attending an independent school in England is associated with the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16, new research... Read more
So many conclusions to be drawn from this sad tale. Sympathies for parents and daughter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3453786/I-just-... Read more
Yesterday, the Guardian published an excellent piece by journalist John Harris on the death of creativity and enjoyment of learning our state school... Read more
LSN readers may have been a little puzzled by headlines yesterday, including in the Guardian, proclaiming ‘Soaring state schools threaten private... Read more