Private school pupils 'being rejected from university' - TelegraphTwo out of three top independent schools approached by The Daily Telegraph said teenagers were finding it harder to get into higher education this year compared with 12 months ago.
What does 'indepdendent schools' mean? Are there 'dependent schools' in the UK?
In the UK we can say private schools, but the schools themselves generally use the term independent.
Rather confusingly, public schools is also in fairly wide usage for private schools and not state schools. The term is, I believe, an old one dating back to the time when the wealthy educated their children at home.
Thank you very much for your help.