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  Public school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In England and Wales, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word "public" is used much as in "public house".
In India, due to the influence of the British rule duing the 1700-1947, the term 'public schools' imply non-governmental historically elite educational institutions.
Public schools exist in all levels of education, from the very beginning until post-graduation studies.
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 Independent school (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the late 19th century, public schools were characterized not so much by the way the schools were governed or the students educated as by a very specific ethos of student life often celebrated or parodied in the novels of the day.
Public schools are often divided into "major" and "minor" public schools, but these are not official definitions and the inclusion of a school in one or the other group is purely subjective (although a select few would be included in any list of "major" schools).
University College School, founded in 1830 as part of University College London, was unique in that it neither took boarders nor gave religious education; indeed, by not limiting its intake to a specific religious denomination, it gained the claim of being the first truly "public" school, open to all.
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 Catholic school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These schools develop their students through participation in the sacramental life of the Church, study of religion and theology, a full curriculum in secular subjects, and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
In Canada, Catholic schools are referred to as 'separate schools', but they are funded by tax dollars from residents who request that their school tax be directed from public to separate schools.
Public schools in the province of Québec were organized along confessional lines until amendments to the Education Act took effect on July 1, 1998.
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 Public school (UK) article - Public school (UK) British school boarding schools public school Royal Commission - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A public school, in common British usage, is a school which is usually prestigious and historic, which charges fees, does not arbitrarily restrict admissions, and is financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as a private charitable trust.
The term 'public' (first adopted by Eton) refers to the fact that the school is open to the paying public, as opposed to, a religious school open only to members of a certain church, and in contrast to private education at home (usually only practical for the very wealthy who could afford tutors).
Public schools often relied heavily on the maintenance of discipline by older boys, both to reduce staffing costs and as preparation for military or public service.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Public_school_(UK)   (695 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).
A public school is an independent secondary school which is a charity (not profit-making) and which belongs to one of the public school associations, the largest of which are the Headmasters' Conference (HMC) and the Girls' School Association (GSA).
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.
www.ukstudentlife.com /Course/Boarding.htm   (1067 words)

  
 Boarding school - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Boarding school involves the combination of the residing of pupils at an institution away from their family and home, and the instruction and endowment of education to students at the same place.
Pupils may be sent to boarding schools between the ages of two and eighteen; they can be sent to any number of specific types of boarding schools, from nursery boarding schools (or Kindergarten boarding schools) to senior preparatory boarding schools.
Most societies decline to take boarding schools as the preferred option for the upbringing of their children, except in British societies or in its former colonies; in England, India, and former African colonies of Great Britain, for example, boarding schools are one of the preferred modes of education.
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 Public school   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In England, one of a small number of prestigious historic schools open to the public which normally charge fees and are financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as private charitable trusts; here the word "public" is used much as in "public house".
The term ''public school'' tends to be associated with older, more prestigious fee-paying schools (eg Eton, Harrow), but the distinction between these and other fee-paying schools is not well-defined.
In the United States, institutions of higher education that are subsidized by the U.S. statestates/ are also referred to as "public", though unlike public secondary schools, a tuition fee is charged.
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 UK School of Public Health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
The UK Chandler Medical Center is one of the few academic health centers composed of all six schools of the health professions.
Probably the oldest school of public health in the world, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is Britain’s national school of public health.
UK is the only university in the United States affiliated with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
www.uky.edu /PR/News/MCPRNews/1999/london.htm   (431 words)

  
 Public school (UK)
A public school, in common British and Irish usage, is a school that charges fees and is financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as a private charitable trust.
The term 'public' (first adopted by Eton) refers to the fact that the school is open to the paying public, as opposed to, for example, a religious school open only to those part of a certain church, or private education at home (usually only practical for the very wealthy who could afford tutors).
Amongst the oldest independent schools in the UK are (chronologically):
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 Public school, Kent, UK: St Mary's Westbrook is a public boarding and day school in Folkestone, South East England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As a public school located in Folkestone, Kent, St Mary's Westbrook can offer a high standard of education for pupils from the UK and overseas within a beautiful part of South East England.
Our school mission statement says: "St Mary's Westbrook will provide an excellent all-round education, encouraging each individual pupil to attain his or her highest academic, artistic, musical, social and sporting potential in a friendly, happy yet purposeful community, which is multi-cultural with a Christian foundation in a safe and caring environment."
Being located in Folkestone, the school is close to the ferry port at Dover and the Channel Tunnel, including the Eurostar terminal at Ashford, and is easily accessible by road and rail from the major London airports.
www.st-marys-westbrook.co.uk /public-school.htm   (521 words)

  
 UK English vs. American -- another odd one
Apparently in the UK "public school" means a school that is NOT run by the government.
The reason why they're called 'public schools' in the UK is that they're open to all members of the public - as opposed to the state run schools which usually mean you have to meet entrance criteria like, for example, living close by.
If you work in the "public sector" you are working for the government or state owned thingumies which is strange when you mention public school as that is a "private schools".
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 Westminster School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The School originally became a public school (and so available to all members of the public, provided that they could pay for tuition costs) in 1179, as the educational part of the Westminster AbbeyRoman Catholic Abbey at Westminster, the Benedictine monks being required to provide a small charity school by decree of Pope Alexander III/.
Elizabeth I formally refounded the School, this time as a separate body, in 1560, with an endowment to keep 40 "Queen's Scholars" at all times; this date is now generally accepted as the date that the school was "founded", although final independence from the Crown was only achieved with the Public Schools Act 1868.
The roofs of both School and College were destroyed by an incendiary bomb in 1941 dropped as part of The Blitz, the buildings being re-opened by George VI of the United KingdomGeorge VI in 1950/.
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 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In common British usage, a prestigious historic school open to the public that charges fees and is financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as a private charitable trust; here the word "public" is used much as in "public house".
In Australia, the United States and most other English-speaking nations, a school which does not charge tuition fees but is financed and/or controlled by the government, in contrast to a private school (also known as an independent school); here the word "public" is used much as in "public library", i.e.
In the United States, institutions of higher education that are subsidized by the states are also referred to as "public", though unlike public secondary schools, tuition is charged.
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 Definition of Public school (UK)
A public school, in common English usage, is a (usually) prestigious school which charges fees and is not financed by the state.
In Scotland and the United States, a public school is a government-maintained school where instruction is provided free of charge, and an independent, fee-charging school is called a private school.
Some public schools are particularly old, such as Westminster (founded 1179), Winchester (1382), Eton (1440), Bedford (1552), Shrewsbury School (1552), Rugby (1567), Harrow (1572), Uppingham (1584) and Charterhouse (1611).
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 The Observer | UK News | £100m public school perk of diplomats and spies
The figures obtained by The Observer demonstrate that these diplomats tend to choose the very top public schools in the country for their children and the state subsidy covers the entire fees for schooling at Eton or Sevenoaks.
He pointed out that, although the Foreign Office last year paid for 236 children to go to public school even though their parents were living in the UK, many of these were not permanently residing in Britain and could be sent abroad in the future.
A spokesman for the Independent Schools Council said there was a 'traditional and legitimate' argument for keeping the scheme: 'This money is paid in order to secure the continuity and security of education of service personnel and that is only right and proper'.
observer.guardian.co.uk /uk_news/story/0,6903,1396665,00.html   (1770 words)

  
 UK Private schools & Public Schools
There are 2,500+ Private/Public schools in the UK which are Private of local or central government control.
In countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, the United States and Canada, a "public school" is the equivalent of an English "state school", while an independent, fee-charging school is called a "private school".
This is also the generic name for all fee-paying schools for children in England and Wales, although rarely used for those which categorise themselves as public schools.
www.schoolsearch.org.uk   (221 words)

  
 A comparison of USA and UK public library Internet connectivity
In America a member of the public has a one in four chance of walking into a public library and being able to get access to the Internet, in the UK it is a less than one in a hundred chance.
Libraries in the UK were initially cautious about the Internet and its relevance to their services and consequently were unwilling to commit large amount of resources to it, hence the reliance on dial up connections.
Without a doubt public libraries in the UK are currently finding this ideal harder to reach than their American counterparts as they are having to cope with more demanding pressures on resources, a lack of a Government driven policy and a general greater cost of connection.
www.ukoln.ac.uk /publib/USAUK1.htm   (5401 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | UK Education | Public school drops rugby
The head teacher at the mixed King's School in Ely, Cambridgeshire, Richard Youdale, has written to parents saying the sport would be phased out over the next four years.
The school introduced rugby only in 1960 and has found football to be an increasingly popular option among boys in recent years.
The Independent Schools Council said it was not aware of any of its 1,300 members in the UK dropping a sport because of fears of litigation.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/education/2053233.stm   (471 words)

  
 County School, Norfolk, UK
County School is the name given to a small picturesque hamlet straddling the river Wensum in the Breckland district of Norfolk.
The school may be long gone, but the hamlet still bears it's name - and has a quaint anachronisim - a restored junction railway station, in the middle of a field, now serving no-one at all!....
The Norfolk County School went bust at the turn of the 1900's and the School was subsequently turned into a Barnados childrens home (training the orphans for a life at sea) under a bequest from a benefactor who lent his name to the Barnados 'Watts Naval Training School'.
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 BBC News | UK | Eton's royal connection
Prestigious private schools in the UK have attracted overseas students, often including the offspring of royal and ruling families.
While the big-name public schools have no shortage of recruits, overseas students have become an important part of the economy of the less prestigious boarding schools.
The boarding school sector has been in long-term decline for decades, with fewer families in the UK wanting to send away their children.
news2.thdo.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1366105.stm   (644 words)

  
 UK Public Schools
Some public schools are particularly old, such as Westminster (founded 1179), Eton (1440), St. Paul's (1509), Sherborne (1550), Bedford (1552), Shrewsbury School (1552), Rugby (1567), Harrow (1572), Uppingham (1584), Charterhouse (1611) and Winchester (1382), which has maintained the longest unbroken history of any school in England.
There is presently some debate, emanating from Labour circles, as to whether independent schools deserve their charitable status – a tax break which, some critics argue, amounts to a government subsidy for the privileged.
Defining a British public school can be as complex today as it has ever been.
www.publicschools.co.uk   (1353 words)

  
 UK Colleges, UK Schools & UK Universities
Birkbeck University College; London UK Birkbeck, University of London is ranked among the leading UK university institutions for its levels of national and international excellence in research in the humanities, social sciences and natural science.
Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful UK centre of higher education with an international reputation for high quality teaching and research.
King's College London is one of the two oldest and largest UK colleges of the University of London: a major multi-faculty university institution with some 19,200 students.
www.sellthings.net /tuition/educate.htm   (1485 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Education | Public school 'fee-fixing' allegations
Public schools Eton and Winchester have refused to comment on claims they are seeking an immunity deal in an inquiry into an alleged conspiracy to inflate fees.
Public and independent schools across the country have imposed a record real-terms increase this year in fees, averaging more than 9% - four times the rate of inflation.
The Independent Schools Council Information Service said on Monday that it was aware that a small number of its member schools - fewer than half a dozen - were co-operating with the OFT.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/education/3105756.stm   (485 words)

  
 Private school UK jargon explained by Westonbirt School
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.
This British girls' school has always been and intends to remain a girls' only school, a Gloucester county public school, in other words a girls' private school, a UK girls' boarding school.
www.westonbirt.gloucs.sch.uk /jargon.htm   (1072 words)

  
 UK Creates College of Public Health
The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved the creation of the UK College of Public Health, the university’s first health professions college since the College of Allied Health Professions was established in 1966.
This action will allow the School of Public Health, formerly part of the College of Medicine, to convert to college status, making it the UK Chandler Medical Center’s sixth college of health professions.
Since 1998, UK School of Public Health faculty have prepared public health professionals to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians and the nation by focusing on disease control and prevention.
www.uky.edu /PR/News/040504_cph_created.htm   (699 words)

  
 ASPH Friday Letter #1333 - 05 November 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The appointment, made by UK Provost Michael T. Nietzel, was effective on Nov. 1 and is subject to approval by the UK Board of Trustees.
Although the UK College of Public Health is very new, there are faculty/staff with national reputations and their research efforts are impressive and growing.
The Friday Letter is a weekly publication of the Association of Schools of Public Health, the only national organization representing the deans, faculty and students of the accredited member schools of public health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health.
www.asph.org /press/fridayletter/article_view.cfm?FLE_Index=1367&FL_Index=1333   (507 words)

  
 Eton, Public School in directory.co.uk
Public schools in the UK which are Private of local or...
school is partly financial, it is still a great experience for inner-city pupils.
School Fives in the Early Thirties A 1989 report by Dr Peter Knowles (EFA Achivist).
www.directory.co.uk /Eton,_Public_School.htm   (282 words)

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