Top school fees race past inflation

The Sunday Times is reporting an analysis of fees at leading private schools which suggests an average increase of 22% since 2009 with some going up more than double the rate of inflation (16% over the period)…

The paper says the sharpest fee increases have tended to be in London and the southeast with the maximum day fee at St Paul’s Girls’ School in London increasing by 37.6% since 2009. It reports that 12 other schools have raised their fees by more than 30% over the period.

The paper adds that some fees, including those of three schools backed by the City of London Corporation, have fallen in real terms…

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This analysis includes the top 100 schools from the Sunday Times “Parent Power” table and suggests, at this end of the scale at least, private schools seem to have been fairly recession proof. Your thoughts? Please share in the comments or via Twitter…


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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove It’s a case of supply & demand; they can charge what they like if people actually pay. If people stop paying then rethink

  2. HughdjNicklin

    andylutwyche UKIP As with house prices: people will pay anything to avoid consequences of failed policies of progressive establshment.

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