Private schools

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. 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
According to press reports this weekend Prime Minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha are considering sending their son to a private London day... Read more
Thank you, I am delighted to be here. This book is a truly collaborative effort, a distillation of the thinking and writing of the four founders of... Read more
The launch last week of LSN’s first book The Truth About Our Schools at Goldsmiths, University of London, covered in detail here , provided a good... Read more
How does a famous columnist even have the gall to suggest that ‘as a start in life ( going to a comprehensive) …is right up there with dying at the... Read more
‘What’s happening in our state schools is little short of a miracle. Staggering advances have been made by teachers and Academies freed from the... Read more
The global education market is worth trillions. And it’s viewed as a very lucrative sector particularly in the USA. That why there’s US pressure to... Read more
I have taught for most of my career in comprehensive schools and strongly believe in them, not only because of my personal experiences but because... Read more
Finland has slipped down PISA league tables since 2000. This shows the much-lauded Finnish system has failed. That’s the conclusion of Gabriel... Read more
Where is Education in the Election? As the election enters its final stages, it is worrying that education has played a minor part in the campaign.... Read more
This is the fourth of five extracts from our book School Myths: And the Evidence That Blows Them Apart . …private schools are not, it seems, better... Read more
I live in an area where there are many schools close by. I discovered when applying for a reception place that I lived 50 yards further away from the... Read more