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Funding reforms amount to an unfair attack on private schools

Removing business rates relief fails to take into account independent schools’ status as non-profit organisations that play a big role in local communities

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Scotland’s independent schools represent upwards of 30,000 pupils across Scotland and employ in the region of 7,000 teaching and support staff. Their track record of academic excellence continues, as demonstrated by another set of outstanding exam results this year, matched by individual and collective successes in sports, arts, music and other community endeavours. They consistently deliver the best level of service to their pupils and parents, and we at the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS) are very proud to be representing the sector.

Despite the continued level of achievement, ...

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