Independent School Council Census 2016 Highlights



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There are approximately 2,500 Independent Schools in the UK. 1,280 of these schools are members of the Independent School Council (ISC). The ISC produces an annual census. The highlights of the census reported in this article reflect the position in the 2015/2016 school year.

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Plan Childrens’ School Fees with SFIA



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Sending your children to private schools can give them the best possible start in life, but it doesn’t come cheap. The BBC reported * the findings of a survey where 34% indicated the attraction of smaller class sizes was a major consideration and almost a quarter said they

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Bristol Grammar School’s state school initiative



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Bristol Grammar School (BGS) is applying to open a new free school in Knowle West, South Bristol for more than 1,000 pupils. This follows recent Government proposals to encourage selective schools to open non-selective schools in areas where there is demand and high levels of children from disadvantaged background.

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Consolidating your pension pots



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What you need to consider to ensure you don’t lose out HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED MOVING AND CONSOLIDATING YOUR PENSION TO ANOTHER SCHEME OR PROVIDER? THERE ARE A WHOLE HOST OF REASONS WHY PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO DO THIS BEFORE THEY REACH RETIREMENT. SOME ARE LOOKING FOR BETTER FUND PERFORMANCE, LOWER CHARGES OR BETTER DEATH […]

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A Bursary is nothing to be ashamed of



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Independent schooling is expensive. Having said that, there is assistance available for those who may struggle to afford school fees. Almost all independent schools offer some measure of financial support. More than a quarter of pupils receive financial help from their school in the form of excellence awards, means- tested bursaries and sibling discounts to […]

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Empty nest, empty wallet



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Parents putting financial health at risk to fund university costs When it comes to funding a university education, it is parents and grandparents who typically look to provide the money. But even though this may be the case, last year’s graduates from English universities are still left with an average of £44,000 debt (source: Sutton […]

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Time is of the essence



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Start thinking about preparing for any big events as soon as you can None of us know exactly what life’s got in store for us, but we know that there are a handful of major events that we’re quite likely to encounter at some stage. These include some of the great milestones of life, such […]

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