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What is the difference between a state school and a public school? In New Zealand there is only public schools, private schools and church schools.
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In the UK some but not all private schools are called Public schools. This is because the oldest of them were founded at a time when the distinction to be made by people whose children received a formal education was between having your child educated at home by a governness or paying to have the child educated with others, i.e. a "public" education.

By the time properly public education was available, the naming convention had stuck. So a state school is a non fee-paying school to which anyone can send his/her children. Private schools are fee-paying and the older and more distinguished of these are called as well 'the Public schools'.
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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
In the UK some but not all private schools are called Public schools. This is because the oldest of them were founded at a time when the distinction to be made by people whose children received a formal education was between having your child educated at home by a governness or paying to have the child educated with others, i.e. a "public" education.

By the time properly public education was available, the naming convention had stuck. So a state school is a non fee-paying school to which anyone can send his/her children. Private schools are fee-paying and the older and more distinguished of these are called as well 'the Public schools'.
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