Independent schools ‘more popular than ever’



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The number of pupils attending independent schools is at a record high, according to new data. The number of pupils attending independent schools that are part of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) has hit a record high, according to the latest annual census of the non-profit organisation. In fact, the number of youngsters studying at […]

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Schools fees planning vital to controlling costs, study shows



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Although it is not always possible for parents to prepare for the unexpected, there are plenty of costs that can be anticipated ahead of time, and school fees are one of the most significant. Those wishing to put their children through private education often face a number of challenges, from securing the place at a […]

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How will the 2015 Budget affect you?



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With a general election imminent, the lack of harsh measures in George Osborne’s Budget surprised few people, but there was no doubt that it will benefit many demographics, with the so-called ‘squeezed middle’ in line for the biggest boost.

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The 2015 pension changes: how will they affect you?



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This year will see one of the biggest shake-ups of the UK’s pensions system in decades, with many of the measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne in last year’s Budget finally coming into force. Perhaps the biggest change announced over the past 12 months is that people will soon have greater power over how they […]

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Are private schools better than state schools?



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Are private schools better than state schools? Whether to send children to private or state schools has been debated by parents for almost as long as compulsory education came into force, and some remain very much divided when it comes to the benefits of each type of establishment. On the one hand, it has long […]

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Are private schools better than state schools?



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Whether to send children to private or state schools has been debated by parents for almost as long as compulsory education came into force, and some remain very much divided when it comes to the benefits of each type of establishment. On the one hand, it has long been believed that private schools provide children […]

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Which factors have the greatest influence on children’s success?



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There is no single factor that can determine how successful a child is likely to be at school and in later life, with social influence, the family unit and the type of school they attend all playing a key role in their achievement. However, there are undoubtedly some factors that play a greater role than […]

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