Attending an independent school in England is associated with the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16.* But why do these schools perform so well? Principally because they are genuinely independent. They are free to decide what they teach and how.
Dedicated teachers...For many parents the dedication of teachers is the main reason they choose independent schooling for their children. Teachers in the sector are passionate and highly qualified. Children are far more likely to be taught by subject specialists.
Beyond the classroom...Independent schools encourage all children to participate in extracurricular activities such as sports, music, arts or clubs. A well-rounded education teaches the soft skills that have real value in future employment.
Did you know...It’s a little-known fact, but one in three children at private schools (33.2 per cent, according to the Independent Schools Council) is currently paying less than full whack. The only way to find out if you would be eligible is to speak directly to schools.
The Independent Schools Show (10/11 November, Battersea Evolution) provides you with the unique opportunity to meet over 200 different private schools and review the plans you are making for your children's education.