Under the wave of BNO immigration, most parents hope to arrange for their children to attend free public schools, but there are still some parents who want their children to attend private schools. What is the difference between the two?
In the simplest way, it is the division of resources.
British schools generally have three semesters, private day primary schools (Private Day Primary School) tuition per semester is about £3000 to £6000, private day secondary schools (Private Day Secondary School) tuition per semester is about £4500 to £8000, private Private Boarding Schools average around £11,000 per semester. However, the above is only the tuition fee, and the costs of textbooks, some extracurricular activities, school uniforms, etc. are not included. As for public boarding schools, the tuition fee is exempt, but the boarding fee has to be paid, which is about £4,500 per semester.
The cost is only an approximate average. Some private schools cost more than this. In London or a more famous day school, the tuition will be more expensive.
With the tuition of parents, private schools can naturally provide more teaching resources.
Public schools use government resources, so there may be more students in a class. One of private schools' recruitment is the teacher-student ratio. By levying tuition fees to obtain more resources, they naturally strive to hire more teachers. Take small class teaching.
The second is the proportion of international students. British education is well-known internationally, and many students come here every year. Therefore, private schools often have students from all corners of the country. However, going to public schools in the UK cannot be solved by money. British schools are mostly local students. Of course, under the tide of BNO immigration, there may be a lot of Hong Kong faces. As for London, which is quite cosmopolitan, the ethnic groups of students will also be very diverse.
In addition to extracurricular activities, private schools often have large campuses with a certain area. Many extracurricular activities such as swimming and horse riding can be carried out on campus. Schools also have sufficient facilities to meet the needs of students. However, due to space constraints, public schools have limited extracurricular activities. Depending on the school resources and campus size, schools with good facilities (swimming pools) usually have more serious over-registration. If there is a lack of venues, the event may be held outside the school. Some schools will be more abundant and some will be less, so they know how to choose Most important.
Although public schools have fewer resources than private schools, some public schools with high quality of teaching, especially grammar schools that are difficult to enter and choose the best, have the annual GCSE and A-Level scores. private school.
As for how to choose public schools? If you choose a private school, should it be a day school or a boarding school? This is the subject of another article, and I will talk about it later.