Private schools

Will sending my daughter to a state school ruin her prospects?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The pros and cons of an inner-London state education, by Charlotte Metcalf

Genetics and the truth about private schools

31 March 2018 9:00 am

A paper published last week in an academic journal called npj Science of Learning attracted an unusual amount of press…

Is public school still worth it?

17 March 2018 9:00 am

More parents are deciding not to send their children to private schools says Eleanor Doughty

The case against a second Scottish referendum

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Aid is not the answer Bill Gates says he is a huge fan of capitalism and trade (Save Aid!, 22…

Spectator Letters: Independent schools provide all-round education

8 April 2017 9:00 am

All-round education Sir: While much of Ross Clark’s analysis of the direction that independent education has taken is spot on…

How private schools are risking their charitable status

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Private schools have undermined their charitable status by dashing so shamelessly upmarket

If there’s a problem in the Vatican, it’s not Pope Francis

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Pope Francis’s mission Sir: Despite Damian Thompson’s intimations (‘The plot against the Pope’, 11 March), Pope Francis is going nowhere…

The case against a second Scottish referendum

11 March 2017 9:00 am

On Scottish independence Sir: Alex Massie writes of the order permitting a second Scottish independence referendum: ‘Having granted such an…

Private-school ‘superheads’ are a publicity-seeking waste of time

20 February 2016 9:00 am

Private-school ‘superheads’ are wonderful for publicity.They may not be so good for teaching

Why I now believe in positive discrimination

6 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister no doubt knew he would be fanning the flames when he waded into the argument about the…

For a true moral lesson, Rugby School, get your pupils drunk

9 January 2016 9:00 am

Rugby and Ampleforth schools have decided to give their charges experience of sensible drinking by introducing a little alcohol, under…

Rough kids: boys from Rutherford School and girls from Sarah Siddons in Marylebone strike against caning, detention and uniforms, May 1972

State secrets, or the hidden advantages of a public-sector education

19 September 2015 9:00 am

Devotees of private schools are often pretty snooty about comprehensives, but Sophia Waugh not only successfully educated her children in state schools – she went on to teach in one

Grass is greener: private or state?

Happy days at my Somerset comprehensive

19 September 2015 9:00 am

The joys of a rural comp, by Constance Watson

A lesson in bias on private schools

21 March 2015 9:00 am

What aid experts and academics don’t want to hear about private schools in developing countries

Few shall be chosen… perhaps only one in eight

The truth about private school admissions

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Your child may not Get In, says Ysenda Maxtone Graham

Test match: revamped GCSEs versus IGCSEs

Now more than ever the ‘I’ in IGCSE is for ‘independent’

14 March 2015 9:00 am

IGCSE exams widen the divide between state and private sectors, writes Ross Clark

Tribal uniforms explained

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Why they wear it, by Lara Prendergast

Separate but together: sexes interact in the diamond model

Diamond schools: the best of both worlds

14 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Diamonds’ are for everyone, says Eleanor Doughty

Stairway to heaven

Seb Payne’s schooldays

14 March 2015 9:00 am

How it all went right, by Sebastian Payne

Female bishops are very, very old news

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Female bishops The Reverend Libby Lane was ordained as Bishop of Stockport, the Church of England’s first female bishop. —…

Maybe it’s a problem when all artists are like James Blunt. But it’s worse when Labour MPs are like Chris Bryant

24 January 2015 9:00 am

What should we do with James Blunt? This is what I have been asking myself. And I am not looking…