Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Private Schools and Public Benefits

Is the public benefit of private schools currently being investigated by the Charities Commission the £200m of extra funding needed to overcome the shortage of spaces as parents abandon school fees!?!

If only private schools were being abandoned as parents found the same quality of education in the state sector....

1 comment:

Mark Wadsworth said...

That's just one small part of the 'public benefit', which as we all well know, is not a test of charitable status anyway. Actually, they are:

• The relief of poverty;
• The advancement of education;
• The advancement of religion; or
• Other purposes beneficial to the community.

So a private school clearly qualifies under at least two of those, possibly all four.