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Private school for £52 a week

New educational trust wants ‘no frills’ approach

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When plans for a Scottish version of free schools hit the buffers this summer, you might have expected their backers to disappear.

Instead, Tes Scotland can reveal, they have come up with another radical plan to address a “dearth of innovation” in the Scottish education system: budget private schools.

In an interview, the man heading up the scheme has claimed that a “no-frills” approach can deliver education better for a fraction of the cost of what he describes as the Scottish education “blob”.

One of the biggest critics of the previous plans, however, has dismissed the fresh proposals as ...

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