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With over 1200 independent school locations throughout Britain from Scotland, Wales and England they cater for students and parents wishing a choice of a private education. An independent school, also known as a private school that provides a broad education for a fee. Differing in size an independent school can be found in cities, towns, villages and rural locations. Schools choose to offer girl, boy or a mixed independent school culture.
The main benefits of an independent school is that they can employ the people that they believe can successfully achieve the schools aims and objectives and have much fewer constraints on setting a curriculum and the employment of teachers.
Schools specialise in certain age ranges and many schools also offer places for a full age range from 3-18 years old. Preparatory schools cater for younger age pupils from 3 to around 11 years old.
Academic Entry Requirements
All independent schools have their own entry requirements and assessments that involve written, oral and possible physical test. Written tests are taken before a pupils acceptance that take the form of a formal test that includes reasoning, mathematics and English and of course a face to face interview with a member of the school staff.
A well balanced education that encompasses academic, oral, spiritual and physical well being of pupils is the aim of an independent school. Mainly academic, a wide range of subjects are offered to pupils at each stage of their school life enabling them to achieve excellent academic results while learning.
Boarding and Day Independent School
Although schools offer boarding, where pupils live and study at the school for each term, many independent school pupils attend without boarding and some schools do not offer boarding arrangements.
Independent School Funding
Each school is essentially self funding from fees payable, sponsorship and other financial arrangements. An Independent school does not receive any government or local authority funding.
Who Checks an Independent School?
All schools are periodically checked for standards by government bodies and possible affiliation to independent school councils. Schools have a board of governors who are responsible to monitor progress and academic standards of their school and do have the authority to imitate change.
Written by: Education Tay RCB