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independent school

(in Britain) a school that is neither financed nor controlled by the government or local authorities
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The subsidy is, in fact, only provided to independent schools that serve poorer communities.
Choice', meanwhile, refers to the fact that the existence of more Independent schools will mean parents will be able to choose the school that best fits their children's needs.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, a part of Lloyds Bank Plc (NYSE: LYC) (LSE: LLOY), has launched a new loan product specifically for independent schools as part of its focus on developing the education sector, an online report said.
His comments came as the Independent Schools Council, which represents the majority of independent schools in the UK, has boasted that the number of pupils at its schools was now at the highest level it has been since records began in 1974 - up from 511,928 last year to 517,113 in 2015.
And choice is what independent schools really offer.
There are now 517,113 pupils studying at schools affiliated with the Independent Schools Council (ISC), up from 511,928 in 2014.
Thus, to better grasp the commitment of the Independent Schools in this review, our theoretical framework will be guided by authors like Frantz Fanon and Steve Biko who were at the forefront of the struggle against the cultural alienation of the African masses.
The principals of 11 independent schools collaborating with Teach For Qatar ( TFQ ) have commended the organisation's efforts to be part of the solution to Qatar's education challenges.
More than half of parents questioned in a recent survey commissioned by the Independent Schools Council (ISC) declared they would send their child to one of the UK's many independent schools if they could afford it because they believe they offer a better education, better prospects and better discipline.
David Dunn, head at Yarm School since 1999, has been invited to speak at the Independent Schools Council (ISC) event, which will present the Oxford Economic report on the significant impact independent schools have on the national economy.
A LAW which excluded independent schools from demands that teachers must be registered with a professional body could create a "serious safety loophole", a cross-party group of AMs warned yesterday.
Kings Monkton School in Roath, Cardiff, will open its doors on Friday, April 26, so parents can speak to staff and discover plans for the school's future from its new owner, Heathfield Independent Schools.

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