I'm not suggesting you shouldn't choose to send your children privately (and apologies to the OP for butting in a bit unhelpfully) but I'm not sure you'll get a better education for your money - though maybe a more exclusive one.Even if some people think that schools with smaller class sizes, better facilities and better exam results may not be over "better" (ok each to their own,), the point is that nobody thinks state schools are better than private schools!
I think state schools are 'better'. But I think we are after different things.
And I agree with Fraser Nelson in The Spectator who said about the private sector:I'm not bothered about fabulous, shiny, 'better' facilities for my already a little bit over-privileged children (OK, maybe at our holiday resort I am).It’s sometimes better, and a lot of the time it’s worse.
And actually, exam results reveal that the best state schools have pulled ahead of the best private schools (The Economist - 2016) and that year-on-year that gap is widening
There's a lot to be said for being in a more diverse and less fabulous environment as well; kids learn something from that.
As local writer John O'Farrell said recently about his own kids' state education;albeit having probably missed out on a...they have gained an understanding of how society works that you could never get in an institution from which most of society is excluded....rugger trip to Johannesburg along the way.
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