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Could budget public schools really work?

Could budget public schools really work?

Peter Wilby, erstwhile New Statesman editor and no friend of private education, wrote a Guardian profile concluding that he liked me (I like him too), that I was jolly (read: plump) and that I was a “dangerous” man. 

“Dangerous” because I said I wanted to open low-cost private schools in England. My heresy was to propose fees lower than the per-pupil spend in state education. The first school has just opened, the Independent Grammar School: Durham charging fees of £52 per week(£2,700 per annum). 

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