What most people in the United Kingdom probably don’t realise is that the public school system is often forcing families and their children to accept compromises. And those compromises can mean anything from their overall quality of education to ignoring the special interests and needs of your children.
A lot of our public schools are underfunded which means that equipment can be outdated even if they offer classes to satisfy your children’s particular interests.
I have seen schools where they didn’t teach computer classes simply because they didn’t have the money for it. I have also seen public schools where their sport facilities had been everything but up-to-date.
The quality difference between our public schools and private schools is a topic where I recommend that families should think twice about making a decision. Don’t forget that your children likely will have to spend many years in a particular school. The wrong education choice here can have severe consequences.
Last but not least, you shouldn’t forget that the type of education children will be getting can have a big impact on their later career. Why put your children’s future in danger by sending them to a less than average public school?