comprehensive vs. public schools March 13, 2007Posted by bennifo in Background, comprehensive vs public schools.
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A public school is a independent secondary school, which is not run by the
government. It is somekind of school where the parents pay for their childrens
education. Public schools are selective schools and the entrance exam is taken at the age of 11 for girls and at the age of 13 for boys. Today 7% of the children in the UK go to such independent schools.
Comprehensive schools are secondary schools, which took all the children in the local area regardless of their ability. They are the most common type of school in England. That is the reason why 90% of the pupils are educated at comprehensive schools.