Education is an important basic for a country to raise the level of knowledge and cultivate talents. People go through education to satisfy their curiosity, so enable people from ignorance to through knowledge and skills to achieve value. To create the best education environment has become the primary task of many parents, they act in a responsible to bringing up their children. Parents focus on comparative analysis of public and state schools in the choice of school education in the United Kingdom. Differences of the two types of schools in differences aspects including fees, curriculums, class sizes, college-going rates are identified and evaluated, and solutions on how to choose the suitable school for children.
Before the discussion, public school and state school which are two key two basic types. According to the report of Private School vs. Public School, A traditional public school in England or Wales refers to a fee-paying independent school targeted at children with an age range of 13-18. In a broader sense, it can be equated to a private school. A state school is perceived as a school funded and supported by local government and is open to students without tuition (Diffen, 2015). The most obvious external difference between a public school and a state school lies in funding & fees. In general, public schools have a number of sources of funding, such as the Private Companies’ donation and the tuition fees paid by students will play an important role in maintaining the survival and daily operation. The requirements of each school are not the same. In contrast, students educating in state schools bring little economic burden to their families for the reason that these schools have largely depending on incomes between state funds and taxation.
The admission criteria for these two kinds of schools are also different. In the term public school, the general means that any student who can pay the high fees have access to public schools, regardless of their home locations and religious factors. Without the financial requirement, students who fail to the academic level or other standards are may be opposition. Moreover, except IELTS scores and high school study, students are required to conduct more tests before school taking. In fact, it’s not an easy thing for a student to joy in a public school, and this is especially true for those schools with good reputations. In state school, it must give admission to all children living in the school, and when the special situation happened who have bad behavior. The principle that no kid should be left is according with the policy of education.
Next, there are differences on class size and curriculum. Due to the limitations of teachers' time and energy, schools are often have crowded classrooms, while in schools with higher violence and other bad behaviors; it is a big challenge for school administrators. In contrast, public schools are the better substitute that has classes of smaller sizes and stronger insurance. About the courses between public and state school, the National Curriculum (NC) is applied to many state schools. It is a government-oriented education introduced in the year of 1988, the basis competence that pupils should master in mathematics, language and many other disciplines (Department of Education 2014). In addition, some topics tend to be taboo in class like sexual knowledge. As for public schools, they have more flexible curriculum designs. It is not a necessity for them to follow the NC, they have a wide range of official standards and fewer control. Moreover, they can provide personalized courses to satisfy the special needs of students, such as religious education and art.
The quality of education is also important dimension that can be division from a