Keep an eye out for…..

Reports on this paper from the Sutton Trust.

The richest independent schools have been criticised for devoting a smaller portion of their income to bursaries for poor students than their less well-off counterparts, according to new research.

Some journo, commentator, politician, is going to say that it\’s appalling that Eton behaves this way.

That would be proof perfect that said journo, commentator, politician had not bothered to read the report. Eton is excluded from the results/calculations.

Bit of a pity really as Eton, quite famously, subsidises those King\’s Scholars on a means tested basis. But it\’s an \”exempt charity\” meaning that they couldn\’t get a look at the figures.

2 thoughts on “Keep an eye out for…..”

  1. The richest independent schools have been criticised for devoting a smaller portion of their income to bursaries for poor students than their less well-off counterparts, according to new research.

    In my experience of one public school, they would shower bursaries on the sports stars and flick a few pennies at the academics. I’d hazard a guess that the rich people they are referring to are the offspring of rich people who were good at sport, not rich academics.

  2. So – nobody has actually said this, but you are going to have a go at your man of straw anyway. Haven’t you got better things to do?

    Tim adds: You miss the point. This is a prediction: no one has said it yet but as and when they do then I can say “I told you so”.

    Of course, if no one does say it then I can just say “well, we didn’t see everyone yet did we?”

    Sort of a win/win really.

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