He who pays the piper

Distant Ramblings on the Horizon

You may have seen the reports in the press this week about the plans to set up a series of low cost independent schools which would charge parents just £2,700 per annum. Not only is this way below the average costs of a place in an average independent school where costs are £13,566, but it is also considerably below the cost of the average student in a state maintained school.

Whilst many of the reports have taken this plan at face value I guess we shouldn’t get too excited about what is in essence a PR stunt. But I do think it’s an interesting exercise to see if such a school is even possible.

There are many ways to look at the cost of such a school but I though I’d try and do it as simply as possible (given that all figures will be educated guesswork) and work it…

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