Prep Schools and Private Schools in the UK

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Private schools and prep schools in the UK still, for some, have this aura about them that they are only for the privileged and wealthy. While this is true for a smaller number of our elite private schools, there are now a lot more affordable private schools in the UK which make private high quality education accessible for the broader masses.

Why you might want to consider a private school

The public school system in the United Kingdom, while in general above public schools in many other countries, is often still lacking.  Depending on a particular public school, the negatives can often far outweigh the advantages of public and free education.

Among those negatives our public school system suffers can be under-funding, overcrowded class rooms, under-staffing or poorly motivated teachers and staff. All those rather negative things can ultimately lead to that pupils, on average, attain poorer grades in public schools as compared to private schools.

However, the disadvantages of private schools do not only affect standard education classes and pupils grades. Most of the time, public schools can offer the children the same variety when it comes to extracurricular activities like their private counterparts.

This can affect interests such as sports, music or the arts where pupils find themselves at a lack of options in our public school system. This can be an issue for those families who want their children have their interests and special abilities, such as if your children would like to be actively engaged in sports or want to learn a musical instrument.

Before you make a choice whether a public school or a private school for your children would be better, consider whether your investment in a private school would not ultimately pay for itself over time. If you ask me, it is not wise trying to save money when it comes to one of the most important things in life, that is education. At prep school in Bedfordshire you can find more information about the benefits of a good school for your children.

 

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Why Does Theresa May Want to Bring Grammar Schools Back?

Theresa May wants to pave the way for a new generation of grammar schools in the United Kuingdom.

The nation’s new Prime Minister, former grammar school pupil herself, wants to overturn an almost two decades old ban  on opening new selective state schools in the UK.

According to insiders, this proposed change is about social mobility and aims hat people in the UK have the opportunity to capitalise on all of their talents”.

In the UK, Grammar schools are selective state secondary schools. Those who want to attend a grammar school need to pass an exam, the 11-plus, to be get in. Previously, those pupils who failed the exams were sent to the local secondary modern school.

Today, there are 164 grammar schools in the United Kingdom. All the other schools in the country are comprehensive schools, where pupils can attend without any special academic abilities required.

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12 Interior Decorating Tips For Any Room

cool designHouzz has a some great indoor decorating tips online that I can highly recommend to you. The best thing about their 12 interior decorating tips for any room is that they work for all types of furnishings and styles. They are also very easy to do.

Those tips cover many helpful things such as the right selection of colours, how to give your furniture more breathing room to create a focal point in your home and many more.

So check those tips out for some really cool interior decorating tips!

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