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State school students ‘get better degrees’ than private school pupils with same A-levels

Students who attended state schools are more likely to get top degree passes than former independent school pupils with the same A-level grades, new research shows.












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Ministry of Defence spends £84m on private school fees for children of service personnel

More than £84 million is being spent on sending thousands of children of service personnel to Eton, Wellington, Gordonstoun, and other boarding schools, according to new figures from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).












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Growing number of private school pupils ditch A-levels in favour of alternatives

A growing number of private pupils are taking alternatives to A-levels, independent school results show today.












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Cost of private school soars to almost £300,000 with fees more than trebling since 1990

The cost of sending a child through private education has rocketed to £286,000, according to new research.












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Private schools told to share sports facilities with local communities and comprehensives

All private schools must open up their playing fields and sports halls to local communities and state schools as a condition of their charitable status, a former sports minister and Olympics chief has said.












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Private school pupils should work at JD Sports – rather than ‘getting daddy to pay for a gap year’

Private school pupils should forget going to China or Tibet on their gap year to teach or travel – and take a job in JD Sports instead, a leading lawyer has advised.










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Private school pupils should work at JD Sports – rather than ‘getting daddy to pay for a gap year’, says leading HSBC lawyer

Private school pupils should forget going to China or Tibet on their gap year to teach or travel – and take a job in JD Sports instead, a leading lawyer has advised.










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Wellington College headmaster: Private schools obsessed with exam performance instead of offering broad curriculum

Private schools have become obsessed by exam performance and are no longer offering their pupils a rich and broad curriculum, Wellington College’s headmaster Sir Anthony Seldon will say in his final parting shot to the school on 23 May.










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University of Buckingham: One of UK’s leading private universities appoints Sir Anthony Seldon as vice-chancellor

One of the UK’s leading private universities has appointed a high profile headmaster as its new vice-chancellor.










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Nicky Morgan defends exam league table shake-up following private school backlash

The number of secondary schools failing to reach government minimum targets for exam performance has more than doubled, official tables published on Thursday show.









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