Private Schools in the UK

When it comes to education in the United Kingdom, families have the choice between sending children to a public school or choosing one of our renowned private schools. One thing is for sure, most of Britain’s private schools offer a better overall quality of education and more variety of classes when compared to Great Britain’s public school system.

private-schoolWhat are the biggest advantages of private schools in the UK?

First and foremost, one of the biggest advantages of private schooling is that teachers can better focus and support individual pupils.

This is usually because classes in private schools are normally smaller as compared to classes in public schools.

With the ability of teachers to dedicate more time to each child come also better grades. This makes private schools a very good choice especially for those families whose children can profit from this additional help.

The good reputation of private schools in UK

Many of our private schools have a stellar reputation. Mentioning the name of a private school is often all that it takes for a future job applicant to have a significant edge over his or her competitors. Some employers today gt even so far as to only select those job applicants when they see that they attended one of the U.K.’s good and renowned private schools.

While it is understandable that a private school is not always the first choice for families with limited financial budgets, the costs for private schools will in all likelihood pay for themselves in the long run. It has been shown that those people who visited a private school in the UK are by and large earning more money in their later career as compared to those who attended a public school.

You can go to school in Hertfordshire if you want to more about private schooling options in the United Kingdom.


Is There a North-South Divide in England’s Schools?

According to the watchdog’s annual report on education in the UK, about a third of the secondary schools in the nation’s North are “not good enough”.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the OFSTED chief said to the press that more attention must be focused on those regions where¬† as he called it “too many schools are languishing in mediocrity”.

Nicky Morgan, the U.K.’s education secretary that dad more needs to be done in order to tackle pockets of underperformance.

According to the chief inspector of schools, there are schools in several cities the nation’s Norse and midlands that have “failed miserably year after year after year”.

16 weak local authorities had been examined where pupils have below average progress – 13 of those schools are located in the North and midlands.

In addition to those locations which include the city’s of Derbyshire, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Bradford among others, attention also needs to be paid to schools in coastal areas.

UK Fire Safety Statistics 2013-214

UK-fire-statisticsAccording to the latest official fire statistics that cover April 2013 to March 2014:

There were 275 fire fatalities in England in the years 2013-2014.

Compared to the previous year those are 5% fewer and 39% lower than one decade ago.

The majority of fire fatalities in the UK, 66% are on account of accidental dwelling fires.

While this number is higher by 6 as compared to last year, this is the second lowest number recorded and 1/3 less as compared to the previous decade.

In the observed time-period from 2012 to 2013 there had been 3,600 hospital non-fatal fire casualties. This number is 5% less than in the previous time period.

Overall there had been170,000 fires in England. According to the recent report, this is the second lowest number of fire incidents on record. One reason given for the lower number of fires is fewer outdoor fires due to above average rainfall in the UK.

The report also mentions 223,400 fire false alarms that had been attended to.

The complete report can be downloaded at

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