state 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

How to get your child into the best state school: an insider's tips

21 April 2018 9:00 am

Monday was ‘national offer day’, which means that more than half a million parents across England were notified about which…

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

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…

Sorry, Shami Chakrabarti, but those school fees are a waste of money

15 October 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been thinking about poor Shami Chakrabarti and the drubbing she’s suffered since it was revealed she’s sending her son…

The London prep school circuit is a horrible racket

21 May 2016 9:00 am

Prep schools are a soul-sapping waste of money

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

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…

In most state schools, cricket is a dead ball game

23 January 2016 9:00 am

The England team may be riding high, but state schools have all but abandoned cricket

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

Eton, 1907 (Photo: Getty)

How to get a good education — from the former headmaster of Eton

22 August 2015 9:00 am

An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education is Tony Little’s valedictory meditation on his profession, published on his retirement as headmaster…

State schools are ‘character building’ too

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Do public schools really teach it? By Sophia Waugh