Independent schools currently educate over 500,000 children in the UK. Although independent schools have a lot in common each one is unique and there is a school that meets every families’ needs.
Mission and community
Each school is driven by its own unique philosophy, values and approach providing a distinct community of parents, pupils and teachers working towards the same goals.
Independent schools are governed by a board of trustees. They are not financed by the state but largely by school fees paid by parents. Independent schools do not have to conform to the national curriculum and therefore can flex their academic and enrichment offering to meet their pupils’ needs
This freedom allows independent schools to nurture curiosity, encourage critical thinking and promote a love of learning that results in more pupils enrolling in advanced courses.