Posted by Adam Quinan on June 11, 2019 at 03:05:34 user Adam.
In Reply to: Re: Boarding School posted by Jock on June 10, 2019 at 18:09:21:
As Jock says, fees have been increasing far quicker than inflation, In 1990, the average school fee was only £7000/year and were relatively cheaper fifty years earlier.
Additionally, some employers of overseas and military parents would receive a contribution towards the costs of their children's education as part of their employment compensation.
Also many schools allowed fees to be paid in advance of entry to obtain a discount on the total, so grandparents etc. could support struggling parents of they had the money.
Finally, as supposedly charitable organization there were scholarships and bursaries available for "suitable" families with limited means, such as the clergy or children of those killed in the First World War etc.
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