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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    It's really not all that it's cracked up to be!
    I don't believe in private schools, as one is made to pay extortionate amounts of money for education no better than state schools.
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Private schools
    Depends on what private school to be honest , The Private school i went to ( Before sixth form ) Was fairly decent ..... wanted to leave for sixth form through
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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    I don't believe in private schools, as one is made to pay extortionate amounts of money for education no better than state schools.
    I would disagree with that totally. And if the education is no better than state schools, you're not losing anything. In any case, by having them, it's relieving pressure on the state schools.
    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Depends on what private school to be honest , The Private school i went to ( Before sixth form ) Was fairly decent ..... wanted to leave for sixth form through
    Very very true.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    You'll be on an ex council estate for less than 100k.
    There was a really good article in the telegraph detailing the best places in the uk for house affordibility as well as the happiness of the people living there. Id link it to you but im on mobile.

    What i can get for 50k in stockton for example, is what id have to spend 400k on in london. Also, with a 15k deposit on a 50k house, im looking at a mortgage of abput 200pcm for 15 years.

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    I would disagree with that totally. And if the education is no better than state schools, you're not losing anything. In any case, by having them, it's relieving pressure on the state schools
    Why pay for something that could be provided for free?
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    I would disagree with that totally. And if the education is no better than state schools, you're not losing anything. In any case, by having them, it's relieving pressure on the state schools.

    Very very true.
    Thats one of the main reason as to why i prefer private schools , and the students that go there tend to do better than students from mainstream schools ( because there is always that one students that takes schools as a joke and distracts others from learning hence dragging down the performance of other students ..... and there is always that teacher that doesn't know what their doing
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    I would disagree with that totally. And if the education is no better than state schools, you're not losing anything. In any case, by having them, it's relieving pressure on the state schools.

    Very very true.
    Private schools do offer an advantage though, if i could afford it id pay from prep all the way to a private college as well as private tuition on top. A grammar school might be just as good and would mean saving money but if i can ill get them into the best school possible.

    Its not about enjoyment, my kids can enjoy themselves when their a millionaire or prime minister. Until then, its work work work

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    (Original post by Whiggy)
    Why pay for something that could be provided for free?
    Why not... if that's what a family wants to do, why should they have to listen to someone telling them NO you can't pay for that...

    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Thats one of the main reason as to why i prefer private schools , and the students that go there tend to do better than students from mainstream schools ( because there is always that one students that takes schools as a joke and distracts others from learning hence dragging down the performance of other students ..... and there is always that teacher that doesn't know what their doing
    I think it does massively depend on what schools you compare them to... even for me, we had a lot of messing around in private school. Even locked my physics teacher out the classroom once!
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Private schools do offer an advantage though, if i could afford it id pay from prep all the way to a private college as well as private tuition on top. A grammar school might be just as good and would mean saving money but if i can ill get them into the best school possible.

    Its not about enjoyment, my kids can enjoy themselves when their a millionaire or prime minister. Until then, its work work work

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    Don't get me wrong, I would definitely say that private schools do offer an advantage... To be honest, I think my comment about them being not what they're cracked up to be is more applicable to boarding school, rather than specifically private school!

    If I had children, I'd send them to private school definitely!
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    Thats one of the main reason as to why i prefer private schools , and the students that go there tend to do better than students from mainstream schools ( because there is always that one students that takes schools as a joke and distracts others from learning hence dragging down the performance of other students ..... and there is always that teacher that doesn't know what their doing
    That would likely be the case in a private school too. State schools also have a minimum standard of teaching qualification as well.

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Why not... if that's what a family wants to do, why should they have to listen to someone telling them NO you can't pay for that...


    I think it does massively depend on what schools you compare them to... even for me, we had a lot of messing around in private school. Even locked my physics teacher out the classroom once!
    True , and the students that go there ..... i wasn't exactly the best behaved ( years 7-10 anyway ) ..... had my fair share of detentions
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Don't get me wrong, I would definitely say that private schools do offer an advantage... To be honest, I think my comment about them being not what they're cracked up to be is more applicable to boarding school, rather than specifically private school!

    If I had children, I'd send them to private school definitely!
    If i have a boy id like to send him boarding at eton or harrow, does rely on me making at least £50k with the majority of that going to pay for his education though. Small price to pay, hell get contacts, a very good education, into a good university and will be the cuture home secretary for the conservatives or labour (I'll love him whether he is right or wrong, respectively )

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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    That would likely be the case in a private school too. State schools also have a minimum standard of teaching qualification as well.

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    Of course you have misbehavior in private schools .... ( Heck , i was one of them ) however i think it's more common in state schools than private ......

    True ... i guess
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    If i have a boy id like to send him boarding at eton or harrow, does rely on me making at least £50k with the majority of that going to pay for his education though. Small price to pay, hell get contacts, a very good education, into a good university and will be the cuture home secretary for the conservatives or labour (I'll love him whether he is right or wrong )

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    Yeh, perhaps. I probably wouldn't send mine to Eton or Harrow, but that's my personal preference. My mum always wanted me to go to Harrow! I'd continue down the family line with mine. I remember when we had the GE, and when the Tories got the majority, pretty much my whole ****ing school was overjoyed!
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    If i have a boy id like to send him boarding at eton or harrow, does rely on me making at least £50k with the majority of that going to pay for his education though. Small price to pay, hell get contacts, a very good education, into a good university and will be the cuture home secretary for the conservatives or labour (I'll love him whether he is right or wrong, respectively )

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    What about a girl ? ......... I would send my children ( If i have ) to private school regardless of their gender ...... If my children were left wingers then there will be issues ( Jokes )
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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Yeh, perhaps. I probably wouldn't send mine to Eton or Harrow, but that's my personal preference. My mum always wanted me to go to Harrow! I'd continue down the family line with mine. I remember when we had the GE, and when the Tories got the majority, pretty much my whole ****ing school was overjoyed!
    Ah , that glorious day !!!!! i must admit it was rather cloudy morning but the sun was shining in the afternoon ..... If i remember correctly i got a detention that day for watching the coverage rather than paying attention to some lesson
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    (Original post by hazzer1998)
    What about a girl ? ......... I would send my children ( If i have ) to private school regardless of their gender ...... If my children were left wingers then there will be issues ( Jokes )
    Eton is a boys only school.

    Its also highly likely that my children will be left wing, which isnt an issue, theyll just have to come to their own understanding of the world. I probably wont ever be "rich" the most i can hope for is 40-50k so at least my kids wont grow up entitled

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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Eton is a boys only school.

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    My mistake .... thought you were on about private schools in general

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    (Original post by mobbsy91)
    Yeh, perhaps. I probably wouldn't send mine to Eton or Harrow, but that's my personal preference. My mum always wanted me to go to Harrow! I'd continue down the family line with mine. I remember when we had the GE, and when the Tories got the majority, pretty much my whole ****ing school was overjoyed!
    I bet my mum a tenner the tories would win, she still hasnt given it to me yet

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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    Well i was asking because there is a job opportunity up in stockton-on-tees, which means taking a pay cut but being able to buy a house. I can pay a deposit of up to £4k which is 5% of an £80k house (which is actually quite a lot of house). Interest rates are around 4% for first time buyers but even if we look at 4.5% over 25 years for £76k that would still leave me with more money than i have now, even woth a pay cut and mortgage (just goes to show how costly it is to live in london). But it all depends on me actually getting that mortgage. If i can get a 2 bed house for around £70k then thatll be me sorted.

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    You probably don't want to live in Stockton tbh, especially on that price range
 
 
 
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