private schools

VAT on fees? Our greedy private schools have it coming

6 April 2017 8:31

The standard conservative response to Jeremy Corbyn’s proposal to impose VAT on private schools would be to attack it as…

Is Michael Gove angling for a cabinet return?

1 March 2017 14:04

I never expected to be writing the following, since Michael Gove is, to me, one of the few heroic figures…

Theresa May should ignore the privately-educated elite and press on with her grammar school plans

24 October 2016 12:12

It has become customary in the great grammar school debate to declare where you went to school. I attended the…

Theresa May’s grammar school plans provoke a mixed reaction

8 September 2016 9:03

Theresa May has told Tory MPs she won’t ‘turn back the clock’ on grammar schools. But she also didn’t rule…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

4 June 2016 10:20

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

The Spectator podcast: David Cameron’s purge of the posh

2 June 2016 7:58

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It’s nonsense to say private schools put pupils ahead by two years

26 February 2016 14:24

A study out today suggests that sending your kids to private schools puts them two years’ ahead of their state…

If the Guardian dislikes privately educated Oxbridge types, why does it hire so many?

15 June 2015 22:55

The Guardian ran an article today about research by the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. The commission claims around 70…

Blunt is right. Being posh in the arts is career suicide

20 January 2015 14:55

Yesterday saw Labour’s shadow minister for the arts, Chris Bryant MP, amusingly and justly savaged by the pop star James Blunt…

Tristram Hunt is right: private schools do need to do more for the state sector

27 November 2014 10:35

Please can we give Tristram Hunt a break? I’m right behind him when it comes to getting private schools to…