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Private vs. Independent Schools: What’s The Difference?

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Private schools and Independent schools are often confused as being the same. However, there are a few key differences that make them differ from one another. In this blog post, we’ll explore their differences and similarities.

What’s a Private School?

A private school is generally considered to be a for-profit organisation that is managed and controlled by any non-governmental entity or entities. All private schools are required to have an admissions policy that provides parents with details about how they can apply to have their child attend the school, what they should expect when it comes to the school admissions process and information on how complaints are handled.

What’s an Independent School?

An independent school is a private school that can decide its own admissions policies, and many schools use selective criteria, such as academic ability, special skills, financial considerations, date of application, and other links such as having a sibling or other connection at the school.

What’s the main difference between the two?

Independent schools technically come under the terminology of being private schools, as they aren’t run or funded by the government. However, they are different in that they are usually governed by a board of governors or trustees who are independent of the school.

Which type is the right choice?

One of the main reasons to consider an independent school is the vast range of extracurricular activities that children get to experience. This, combined with their exceptional grades and secondary school prospects make them an excellent choice for any parent considering a private school education for their child.

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