Independent Schools

The DfE has banned new admissions to Ampleforth following a child abuse scandal. But this former pupil remains thankful to the school’s Benedictine monks

Is the whole institution of the public school starting to become unfit for purpose in the 21st century?

As Rugby School prepares to auction off some of its most prized literary possessions, one must wonder what Dr Arnold would have to say

Private education is under threat from Oxbridge quotas and soaring fees, to the detriment of bright scholarship pupils

The middle-class appropriation of a well-intentioned campaign

Prejudice against fee paying schools means the crisis is not even being discussed

Independent schools stand to lose, whoever wins the general election