public schools

Letters: Why the hatred towards independent schools?

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Fawning over China Sir: In reading your recent leading article on Huawei (‘Red-handed’, 2 February), I feel I should point out…

The top British schools that can’t give away places

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Help with school fees is available – but many 100 per cent bursaries are left to go begging. Susan Hamlyn

The latest paedophilia debacle from Operation Hydrant

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Chief Constable Simon Bailey, who heads Operation Hydrant, the police investigation of ‘non-recent’ child abuse cases, now says that paedophiles…

China's Eton envy - why they love our posh boys

24 September 2016 9:00 am

China’s new rich look on Britain’s ancient public schools with awe – and envy

Spreading the word: boys from independent Dover College carry stacks of books through the town in 1963

Can a public school ever share its culture of success with a local comp?

12 March 2016 9:00 am

There were high hopes when Eton, Wellington and others took local comps under their wing... but the results are mixed, says Ross Clark

From Tom Brown’s School Days, illustrated by Thomas Hughes

A rebellion among Rugby schoolboys proved perfect training for its ringleader in putting down a Jamaican slave-rising in later life

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The public schools ought to have gone out of business long ago. The Education Act of 1944, which promised ‘state-aided…

The crème de la crème: Maggie Smith as Miss Jean Brodie, most famous of all Scottish public schoolmistresses

Why Scottish public schools are in a field of their own

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Scots public schools are a tribe apart, says Alex Massie

Shipping out: Harrow led the charge, opening a school in Bangkok in 1998

Britain’s educational empire

14 March 2015 9:00 am

British satellite schools are everywhere, writes Will Heaven

The hidden price of more overseas students at British public schools

29 November 2014 9:00 am

At Britain’s public schools, numbers of foreign students are soaring – and sometimes the result is a fundamental clash of values

The diary that proves Anthony Seldon wrong about the first world war and the public schools

12 April 2014 9:00 am

In March 1915 the 27th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, with an already distinguished political career behind him, took the…

Julian Mitchell with Rob Callender rehearsing ‘Another Country’

Julian Mitchell on Another Country: ‘I based it on my fury and anger and I wrote it fast and it flowed'

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Robert Gore-Langton talks to Julian Mitchell about the painful roots of his hit play Another Country

James Delingpole: All students need a 'sense of entitlement' — ask my fundie friend Rupert 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

‘Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,’ said John Lennon. Quite apposite from a man…

Long life: Will we all be Old Etonians soon?

1 June 2013 9:00 am

When I was a child there was never any doubt that I would go to a boarding school. My father,…