10 février 2014

Bid to stop private schools being 'filled by rich foreigners'

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSoQTWRsBvjCbs_LMFsFghL7rCYnNTmB1LkWqkyra9lZrNRU1SQGVddb74By Graeme Paton. Private boarding schools are slowing fee rises – and in some cases cutting prices altogether – to appeal to cash-strapped British parents, The Good Schools Guide says.
Private schools are reining in their fees and offering discounts for British parents to avoid being turned into “finishing schools” for wealthy foreigners, experts have warned. A series of price freezes and eye-catching discounts are being introduced because of concerns many institutions risk descending into little more than havens for the “super rich", according to the latest issue of The Good Schools Guide. It was claimed that schools may lose their character and “cease to be so attractive to overseas parents if there are no British families there to rub shoulders with”.
Figures show that fees at some of Britain's top boarding schools now top £33,000 a year. More...

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