The Bluffer's Briefing on: Private Schools (CORRECTED)

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The Independent Online
CORRECTION (PUBLISHED 30 APRIL 1993) INCORPORATED INTO THIS ARTICLE

Estimated cost of educating a child in the private sector, from age 7 to 18: Up to pounds 200,000.

Cost per A-level based on sixth-form fees only: pounds 6,500.

Number of children in independent schools: 603,600.

Proportion of children in independent schools: 7.5%

School benefiting most last year from government subsidies on assisted places: Dulwich College (pounds 1,461,915).

Most expensive independent school (excluding special needs): Harrow (fees pounds 11,925 a year).

Other schools more expensive than Eton: Bryanston, Oundle, Winchester.

Most expensive for girls: Roedean, Benenden, Wycombe Abbey.

Richest man in Britain not educated in private sector: Garfield Weston, chairman of Associated British Foods, worth pounds 1,674m.

School he attended: Sir William Borlase, Marlow.

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