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.