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    Two 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.
    Private school pupils 'being rejected from university' - Telegraph

    Hello!

    What does 'indepdendent schools' mean? Are there 'dependent schools' in the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Private school pupils 'being rejected from university' - Telegraph

    Hello!

    What does 'indepdendent schools' mean? Are there 'dependent schools' in the UK?

    Thanks!


    "independent schools" don't receive any money from the government.
    "Private Schools" receive money from parents.
    "Public Schools" are damn expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Private school pupils 'being rejected from university' - Telegraph

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    What does 'indepdendent schools' mean? Are there 'dependent schools' in the UK?

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    In the UK independant schools are private, usually fee-paying, schools. The majority of schools are "state" (government) schools. In that sense they are "dependant", but they are not called that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In the UK independant schools are private, usually fee-paying, schools. The majority of schools are "state" (government) schools. In that sense they are "dependant", but they are not called that.
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    Are independent schools also called private schools in the UK? Do other English-speaking countries call private shools "independent school" if you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Thank you!

    Are independent schools also called private schools in the UK? Do other English-speaking countries call private shools "independent school" if you know?
    Yes, independant schools are also called private schools in the UK. I don't know about other English speaking countries.

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    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.

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    Thank you very much for your help.

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