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Would you send your child to private school?

How many of us who teach and consider ourselves tolerant and left wing would not send our children to private school if we could afford it? (For the record, I would 100 per cent send my kid to a private school, even if I had to become a prostitute to do so.)

dumpty

We couldn't (wouldn't?) afford to send our daughters to a private school but I wish we had. It wasn't ideological as much as optimistically assuming that schools wouldn't go backwards in terms of educational provision.

grumpydogwoman

I would love to be able to get them into a private school for secondary (for children aged 11-18). The system bullies teachers while seemingly allowing bullies to stay in school regardless of what they do.

hammie

I feel very lucky that my children were state educated from start to finish. They had an excellent education, amazing opportunities, great results and they're lovely adults.

giggirl

I think it would depend on the school. There is a private school near me to which I wouldn't send my child at any price, as it is dull, dull, dull. Private doesn't always mean it's a good thing.

polli

I wouldn't send my kids to a private school because I wouldn't want them to only ever mix with people who came from rich backgrounds.

lucyrose50

No way. It would socially isolate my kids from their peers in the neighbourhood. And the local state school, while not brilliant, is good enough. So why financially cripple ourselves?

bonkers 704

I will not be having kids until I can afford the fees of #163;15,000 per year to send them to a decent private school.

rdc640

I turned down a free place for my eldest at a posh private school. It just didn't sit with my ideology. Think it was the right decision.

ellie ellins

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