Posted by Jock on June 10, 2019 at 18:09:21 user Jock.
In Reply to: Boarding School posted by John Nichols on June 10, 2019 at 14:25:41:
Boarding schools in the UK have always been expensive, but in the 1920s-1930s they were relatively less expensive than they are today. Prior to WWII, many of the variable costs: building maintenance, staff (both academic and support staff), sports equipment (rowing boats and rugby balls) renewal, and many others, were a scale of magnitude lower than they are today. Boarding schools were within the reach of slightly better off, ambitious, middle class parents.
Post WWII, labour costs increased rapidly, making labour intensive activities such as running boarding schools, or maintaining steam locomotives, much less affordable and many boarding schools closed.
Recently, UK boarding schools have started to attract the global super rich and fees have rocketed.
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