Independent grammar school: Durham. The arrival of low-cost private schooling to a developed nation

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 63 Number 1 (2021)

Independent grammar school: Durham. The arrival of low-cost private schooling to a developed nation
QASIR SHAH, CHRIS HOLLIGAN, pages 115-127
DOI: 10.3898/forum.2021.63.1.115

Abstract

In 2018 James Tooley, and colleagues, launched a no-frills private school - the Independent Grammar School: Durham (IGSD). This offers full-time education for £58 per week per child (2019-20), in contrast to the markedly higher cost per capita in either the state sector or in established private schools. We question IGSD's affordability and viability. We examine Tooley's educational vision, and his work in the provision of lowcost private schooling in Africa and India to identify IGSD's ontology to understand what no-frills might mean, and how this could be delivered.

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To cite this article
QASIR SHAH, CHRIS HOLLIGAN (2021) Independent grammar school: Durham. The arrival of low-cost private schooling to a developed nation, FORUM, 63(1), 115-127. https://doi.org/10.3898/forum.2021.63.1.115

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