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21 Dec 2018
Britain’s Private Schools in the 21st Century
Although private schools only educate a small proportion of the pupil population at any one time, their influence is extensive.

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Workshop on Britain’s Private Schools in the 21st Century

Monday 17 December, 12.30pm

UCL Institute of Education


The important role of private schools in British society has long been recognised. Yet their recent transformation through a vast expansion in their resources, modern management and a broadened curriculum is not well understood. Private schools are an ongoing issue for policy makers concerned with education and with social mobility.  New, ongoing research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and directed by Professor Francis Green of the LLAKES Centre at the UCL Institute of Education, has been examining the role of private schools in the 21st century, using data from the Millennium Cohort Study, the Next Steps survey and the Family Resources Survey.

In this workshop, the findings were presented and discussed, alongside those of other, closely-related new studies concerned, one with the effects of grammar schools, the other with long-term outcomes for those who went through private schooling in the 1980s.

View the presentations from the workshop on the links below:

 - Alice Sullivan (UCL Institute of Education)

- Golo Henseke (UCL Institute of Education)

- John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education)                          

- Morag Henderson (UCL Institute of Education)

 - Emily Smith-Woolley (UCL Institute of Education)

 - Francis Green (UCL Institute of Education)

- Claire Crawford (University of Birmingham, Dept of Economics) - Discussant


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