i got sent to a private school after state primary school, and i'm grateful for the fact my parents did it, cos i like it overall, but i wouldn't send my children to one (at least not the way i feel about it now), mainly because when so many people in the world have no education, i don't see why others should be set apart.
the thing that irritates me most is that there are some people who are at my school basically because their parents are filthy rich, yet the kids don't work at all.
i'd have been happy at a state school but i don#t like the stigma that's sometimes attached to me for going to private school. i'm not a snob (and i'd hate to be perceived as one) and i work damned hard to make the most of it.
at the end of the day, i don't think the standard of education varies very much, but the people do, and, in a lot of cases that's not a positive thing, because there are some spoilt morons. but i appreciate my parents choice.
I've been to the same private school since I was 8 years old, and I love it to be honest.
What someone said earlier - about a lack of clubs, teams, etc... does not apply at all to my school. We do a ridiculous amount of charity work, our dance team is the best in the country (No clue how though) and academically, are pretty good.
Although, we do do the IB program/AP, so my school is very dissimilar to a british school.
I must agree though - most of the kids in my school, myself included, are very disillusioned about the real world. Most of the people in my school are Oil children, diplomat children, footballer kids, or (I'm not kidding here) princes - we have two princes here. The entire area down here is richly american, and very snobby.
im at a private school which is part of the girls day school trust. although in 2 years its being turned into an academy instead. although a lot of the poeple there think there better than everyone else theres still quite a few who realise there more to life than what daddy brings in lol. a lot of the girl;s form my skool are in england uner 18 hockey and lacrose teams and one has moved form out school as she got accepted into a special institute for hockey. i love my school to be honest. and its not what everyone expects it to be alot of the people are happy and do well...doesnt happen alot but still does lol., sadly i myself have been in some maths competitions .... VERY BORING lol
I did, did fairly well there but thats mainly off my own back as I never turned up. Made my best friends there but the system wasn't for me, it was a pretty ***** private school aswell. I went state school for sixth form, loved it and did fairly well but again off my own back, but now truly miss my old school aswell and all its memories.
Public School give you an experience that sets you up for life.
Yes I went to a private and it was good, don't have anything to compare it to but I had a great time there and made friends for life.