Private School Quotes

It’s absolutely true that it’s inconsistent, to put it mildly, for someone who believes in a fairer and more egalitarian society to send their child to a private, fee-paying school. I’ve always believed that private schools prop up the class structure of society. It’s inconsistent, it’s indefensible and that’s why I haven’t sought to defend it. Diane Abbott [on her decision to send her son to a private school.]

An American lady once remarked that such was the polish imparted by a top-class public school education that you often had to be married to an Englishman for about ten years before you realised he was just dim. Matthew Parris