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  Independent school (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Independent schools are entirely free to select their own pupils (subject to the general legislation against various forms of discrimination).
A public school (in the independent sense) usually teaches children from the ages of 11 (for girls) or 13 (for boys) to 18, and was traditionally a single-sex boarding school, although many now accept day pupils and are coeducational.
Amongst the oldest independent schools in the UK are (chronologically):
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 Independent school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though the terms independent school and private school are often synonyms in popular usage in the U.S. and in Canada, independent schools themselves have increasingly come to favor the former term.
Catholic schools, which are usually more accessible with lower fees, also make up a sizeable proportion of Australian independent schools, and are usually regarded as a school sector of their own within the broad category of independent schools.
The essential distinction between independent schools and other private schools is independence itself, essentially independence in governance and in finance: i.e., independent schools own, govern, and finance themselves, as opposed to government (public) and other private schools (parochial/diocesan) where the state or the church owns, governs, and finances the school.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Independent_school   (1116 words)

Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds.
Generally called independent schools because of their freedom to operate outside of government regulation, private schools are favoured by a significant amount of parents because of their frequent achievement of academic standards higher than those of the state sector.
Independent primary schools are called preparatory schools, preparing pupils not for admission to a university as in the United States, but to an independent secondary school.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/private_school.html   (1184 words)

 Independent School Choices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Prep schools tend to include the introduction of foreign languages from an early age, stream pupils by ability so that the brightest are not held back and slower learners are given more time, test progress on a regular basis, set higher expectations and provide a longer teaching day than in state primary schools.
Schools will be inspected by either Ofsted or by the Independent Schools Inspectorat (in the case of a school being a member of an association within the Independent Schools Council).
Schools are evaluated on their educational standards (including attainment, learning and behaviour), quality of teaching, assessment and recording, curriculum and extra-curricular activities, staffing, premises and resources, links with parents and the community, pupils’ personal development and pastoral care, management, efficiency, aims and ethos.
www.sfia.co.uk /choices.stm   (1551 words)

 Independent/public/boarding schools in the uk (britain, england).
Schools are often single-sex boys schools or girls schools, although many boys schools accept girls in the sixth form (between the ages of 16 and 18).
The expression "public school" can be confusing: in many countries other than England a "public school" is a school which is run by the government, which is not the case with these schools.
Most of these schools are mixed sex (some are single sex), and they usually cater for students between the ages of 11 and 18 (some take students from the age of 7, or only up to the age of 16).
www.ukstudentlife.com /Course/Boarding.htm   (1075 words)

 Articles - Independent school (UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Although many of the Scottish independent schools are members of the ISC they are also represented by the Scottish Independent Schools Council (SISC) which is the body recognised by the Scottish Parliament as the body representing independent schools in Scotland.
Unlike England all Scottish independent schools are subject to the same regime of inspections by HM Inspectorate of Education as local authority schools and they have to register with the Scottish Executive Education Department.
Unlike the state sector, a child may be expelled under the school´s statutes, at the sole discretion of the Head with a view to the wider interests of the school: the most usual causes being drug-taking, whether at school or away, dishonesty or some other notorious rejection of the school´s values.
www.junctione.com /articles/Independent_school_(UK)   (3506 words)

 Articles - Public schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In most English-speaking nations, a public school is a school that is financed and run by the government and does not charge tuition fees in which children attend.
The schools and their representative associations prefer the term "independent schools", but the news media in England and common usage often refer to them by the traditional name of "public schools".
Public school is normally split up into three stages: Primary (Elementary) School (Kindergarten to 5th or 6th grade), Junior High School (6th or 7th to 8th or 9th) and High School (9th or 10th to 12th), with some less populated communities incorporating high school as 7th to 12th.
www.zdiamond.net /articles/Public_schools   (1559 words)

 Independent School Associations
OFIS believes that independent schools should be legally recognized, should have curricular freedom and self-administration, be entitled to financial support and offer valid education based on a wide variety of philosophical or religious beliefs and teaching methods.
Our mission is to serve and strengthen our member schools and associations by "articulating and promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior; to work to preserve their independence to serve the free society from which that independence derives; to advocate broad access for students by affirming the principles of diversity, choice, and opportunity".
CAPE is dedicated to fostering communication and cooperation within the private school community and with the public sector to improve the quality of education for all of the nation's children.
www.ncl.ac.uk /egwest/gei/associations.html   (1643 words)

 UK Independent Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
There are a few Associations of independent schools, foremost amongst which are the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) and the Girls' Schools Association (GSA) at senior level and the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools at prep school level.
For schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council (ISC), inspections are carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, which works closely with OFSTED and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
Schools not in membership of ISC are inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate (HMI) every six years.
www.independentschools.com /uk/index.htm   (474 words)

 Independent Schools Directory
An independent school is a school which is not dependent upon national or local government for financing its operation and is instead operated by tuition charges, gifts, and perhaps the investment yield of an endowment.
An independent school and a private school are essentially the same thing, i.e., a non-public entity.
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the more prestigious independent schools are known as public schools.
www.independentschools.com   (152 words)

 Independent schools uk - Pangbourne College
Independent Schools UK Choosing the right independent school for your son or daughter is one of the most difficult decisions a parent has to make.
Pangbourne is a distinctive school, with an ethos geared towards personal development.
As a small school, of around 400 pupils, there is no chance that your child will be overlooked here.
www.pangbournecollege.com   (379 words)

 Westbourne Independent School Sheffield Homepage
Westbourne School for Boys and Girls is Sheffield's fastest growing independent school in recent years, offering a unique combination of co-education, small class sizes (average 15), attention to the individual and development of a rounded character.
Westbourne Independent School, Sheffield, is rightly proud of its ethos to educate children for life.
Sheffield offers a broad range of independent education, but Westbourne School is the first independent school to have introduced co-education from Reception (age 4) to GCSE (age 16).
www.westbourneschool.co.uk   (395 words)

 Glenhurst Independent School - Primary school education in Havant, Hampshire, UK
Glenhurst Independent School - Primary school education in Havant, Hampshire, UK Glenhurst Independent School - Independent primary school education for children in the Hampshire area, UK Glenhurst School provides excellent junior school education - see our testimonials section.
Currently the school has around 90 pupils and there will be 42 places available in the new Nursery, opening in September 2006.
Click here to read the School Development Plan for 2006/07 which sets out the school's vision, values, mission statement and strategic plan for the next two years.
www.glenhurstschool.co.uk   (157 words)

 Independent School Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The Independent Schools Council has 1270 accredited schools in membership which are inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) every six years to ensure that standards are being maintained and improved.
The Independent Schools Council exists to promote and advocate high quality independent school education in the United Kingdom, its worth to individuals and its value to society.
ISC schools educate 80% of the 600,000 children in the British independent sector.
www.sfia.co.uk /isc.stm   (319 words)

 School Devon UK Private Boarding School, Private Independent School Devon England
CONTACT US West Buckland School is an independent day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 3 to 18.
The school is contained in handsome 19th-century buildings with many modern additions, including an IT centre, performing arts complex, indoor swimming pool and all-weather pitch and we have our own 9-hole golf course.
Over the years the school has developed a strong sense of community and there is much emphasis on everyone participating in the life of the school.
www.westbuckland.devon.sch.uk   (164 words)

 Westonbirt School Independent Girls' School welcomes you
For an English girl boarding school can be an attractive option even if she lives in England, but for those whose parents are resident overseas, it can be a necessity.
In England and indeed throughout the UK, independent school, private school and public school all mean schools which are self-governing and funded independently of the state.
Thus someone looking for a Gloucester county public school in the UK would be presumed to be looking for a private school, whereas in the States they would be seeking state education!
www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk /jargon.htm   (975 words)

 School Guidance: Admission Appeals & School Searches. Independent Schools
Independent schools offer a huge choice, and vary greatly in style and areas of specialisation.
It is often difficult to judge an independent school from its prospectus, and to visit every school that seems perfect on paper would be a very time consuming occupation.
School websites are not impartial as it is naturally in their own interest to show you only the best.
www.school-guidance.co.uk /independentschools.htm   (375 words)

 Tower House School - UK Independent School, Paignton, Torbay - Home
The school educates children from the age of two and a half to sixteen and entry can be made at any age.
Scholarships are available in the senior school for those who can offer excellence in various areas, which can support the school in its aims to achieve academic, social and community regard.
Pupils are helped in their day-to-day school life by each other, by pro-active tutoring, mentoring, excellent communication with home and a system of prefects.
www.towerhouseschool.co.uk   (324 words)

 UK Independent School Search
School search can be used to compliment other services you may use for finding UK schools.
School search has been designed to ask you the right questions, and then, by utilising the skills and resources of the UK's top educational consultants, providing you with an informative, qualified and free assessment of the schools which most accurately meet your requirements.
"School Search was a great help and I would recommend you to anyone else needing information on schools." School Search helped Ms P find a suitable day school for her daughter who is in a year group above her age.
www.emetis.com /school_search.htm   (1285 words)

 Laverock School - independent preparatory school for girls in Surrey UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
All girls are required to wear the attractive and practical school uniform.
A major aim of the school policy is to encourage girls to achieve high standards, and practise good behaviour, by operating a system of praise and reward.
Year 6 pupils are appointed as (House Captains) to encourage members of their House to try their best in every aspect of school life.
www.laverockschool.co.uk /home/uniforms.asp   (174 words)

 The Cavendish Independent School for Girls, independent nursery, camden uk
The Cavendish School is an independent preparatory and pre-preparatory day school for girls between the ages of three and eleven years.
Prospective parents are iaps girls school, catholic preparatory school warmly invited to visit the school to discuss the particular needs of their child with the Headmistress before registration in the Lower School.
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www.cavendishschool.co.uk   (247 words)

 independent schools information uk
Senior Schools, catering for pupils aged between 11 (or 13) and 18.
The choice is very wide: single-sex Schools for girls or boys only, boys' Schools which admit girls at the age of 16, and co-educational Schools for parents who want girls and boys to be educated together.
The traditional grammar UK Boarding Schools usually cater for day pupils only; they select children for their academic ability by examination, usually in January, for entry at 11+.
www.schoolsearch.org.uk /uk_independent_schools/senior_schools.htm   (209 words)

 Independent Schools and Boarding Schools in the uk and abroad. uk and international schools directory, search, database ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Independent Schools and Boarding Schools in the uk and abroad.
Independent Schools welcome you to their web site dedicated to parents, pupils, schools, teachers and support staff.
Our advanced school search is a comprehensive facility for making contact with Independent/Boarding Schools in the UK and abroad.
www.independentschools.co.uk   (449 words)

 2002 Independent School Entrants – by School
The records of first-year (or, in the case of Foundation programmes, Year 0) entrants have been reviewed by School to see whether they attended a school in the UK and if so, whether it was an independent school.
Where a student has switched programmes or withdrawn since entry, s/he is still included in the table under his/her original programme of entry, but those who failed to turn up at the beginning of the year are not included.
where the Schools are listed in “league table” order, with the School with the highest percentage of independent school entrants being shown at the top
www.personal.rdg.ac.uk /~vrskshor/School_list_2002_school-type.htm   (193 words)

 Moyles Court School - Independent boarding school in Southern England,UK, offering weekly boarding and full boarding   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Moyles Court Independent School is an educational gem set within the bounds of the New Forest.
As well as offering day school services, Moyles Court is also a renowned UK boarding school, providing weekly boarding and full boarding.
The school is happy, secure and stimulating, in an environment conducive to social and academic success.
www.moylescourt.co.uk /index.html   (221 words)

 Independent School Surrey
During their time at the Junior School, pupils enjoy developing the attitudes and skills necessary to become independent and life-long learners in a challenging, safe, secure and stimulating environment.
The Junior School promotes its Christian values within a Roman Catholic context, encouraging a strong sense of family which is at the very centre of all Josephite Schools.
The Junior School offers the best possible foundation for entry into its Senior School, St George's College with a degree of continuity that is rarely found elsewhere in independent education.
www.st-georges-college.co.uk /content.aspx?id=306   (302 words)

 Choosing An Independent School - K-12 Schools - About the UK Education System - Education - British Council USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Our selection of resources on independent K-12 schools in the UK can help parents considering UK private education for their child to make informed decisions.
Gabbitas, an independent educational consultancy, offers individual and impartial advice on all levels of education from age 5 upwards.
The Boarding Schools' Association is an organization of over 170 boarding schools across the UK that offers an information service on member boarding schools.
www.britishcouncil.org /usa-education-uk-system-k-12-choosing-independent-school.htm   (269 words)

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