As we all know there\’s been a rumpus going on about independent schools and their charitable status. Do they in fact provide a public benefit that is commensurate with their getting the tax breaks of being a charity?
Capacity at primary schools must be expanded as parents hit by the recession desert independent schools in favour of state education, it was claimed.
The comments – by Lambeth Council in South London – are believed to be the first time a local authority has admitted services are being stretched by the downturn.
It comes just weeks after the Audit Commission suggested as many as one-in-10 authorities was seeing increased demand for state school places.
I think that\’s a yes then.