"Why do independent schools get worse A-level results than state schools? Why are we pricing ourselves out of the market? Why do we wear funny clothes? Why are all our pupils foreign? Why are we so old-fashioned? Why do we give nothing back?
But perhaps most importantly, why do we feel forced to answer these questions, put to us in one form or another, over and over again? For too long, our schools have been defined by outdated stereotypes and ill informed preconceptions."
Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council, had an article published in yesterday's Telegraph in which he tackled some of the myths surrounding the independent sector. Please click here to read the article in full.