(Original post by pkonline)
Well if u were to attend an open day at a private school I think most people there are pretty well off. A private school would only have a handful of scholarships etc so not everyone clever but poor would get in. Plus what if someone ain't the best but OK but not qualify for a scholarship? But the richer OK kid can?
A lot of people at private schools are 'average'.
i go to a private school, so i know what i am talking about. The fees are all rising, most of the older kids are ok off, but because the schools all operate a fee fixing cartel it means the younger kids tend to be posh and loaded. However, i was talking to a new junior boy today and he said that most of hte people given scholarships in his year, came from state schools and wasnt that a little unfair, especially as he didnt think he was as bright as some others. I told him not to worry, but there are also families in my school who dont go on foreign holdiays (most british people do), no ssky etc, solely in order to give their child a good eduation. And bigots resent that.
Well the richer Ok kid helps to fund the brightest poor kids scholarships. I also know some dumb kids who were given bursaries.