Britain’s Private Schools in the 21st Century

View presentations from the Workshop on Britain’s Private Schools in the 21st Century, held on Monday 17 December, 12.30pm.

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:

Schooling and unequal outcomes in youth and adulthood: an overview of recent findings on the long-term effects of private schooling in the 1970s and 1980s – Alice Sullivan (UCL Institute of Education)

Socioeconomic Concentration of Private Schooling in Britain – Golo Henseke (UCL Institute of Education)

Tracking. Is it really so bad for pupils’ outcomes? – John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education)                          

Private schooling, subject choice and upper secondary academic attainment in England – Morag Henderson (UCL Institute of Education)

Academic outcomes of students attending different school types in England – Emily Smith-Woolley (UCL Institute of Education)

Private benefits? External benefits? Outcomes from private schooling in 21st Century Britain – Francis Green (UCL Institute of Education)

The benefits of private education in the 21st century – Claire Crawford (University of Birmingham, Dept of Economics) – Discussant