The reason that private schools are often known as independent schools is that they are independent of the state. This means that funding isn’t supplied by the government and therefore these schools charge fees to each student who attends.

Private schools are responsible for their own budgeting, curriculum and performance. In order to attract new students, academic performance is often a key focus for a private school. To achieve great academic performance the school must have the best teachers and facilities. These key factors, therefore, make a private education very attractive to parents, however, the fees are often off-putting, but private schools can be accessible and different schools have measures in place to ensure they are inclusive environments.