Private school fee hikes “have not put off parents”, research finds

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Huge rises in the cost of private schooling in the UK in recent decades have had little impact on the number of parents choosing the sector for their children, a new analysis by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is showing today.

Fees have trebled in real terms since 1980, with their cost as a proportion of household budgets rising “inexorably” over the period. This means that even a family whose income is higher than that of 95 per cent of those in England has to pay a fifth of its income to educate just one child privately.

Despite this, while some less well-off households are deterred…

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