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This week the royal family have shown their preference for boarding schools over the local comprehensive. But should the motherless Prince Harry be packed off to Eton College, and be subject to its arcane codes of behaviour? Or will he benefit from the rousing company of his peers and the constant support of trained and caring teachers?

Boarding schools top exam league

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Caning is worse than low-grade sexual abuse

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Living in the sin bin

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Mother fights axing of assisted school place

THE HOPES of an 11-year-old boy being allowed to continue his education at a private boarding school under the assisted places scheme hung in the balance yesterday.

Social divide grows for private pupils

INDEPENDENT schools are becoming more socially exclusive, says a research report published yesterday.

Mixing it up at finishing school

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They go with the job

Flic Everett investigates the world of 'trailing spouses': the women (it's hardly ever men) who give up everything to follow their husbands overseas

Those who see dark shadows

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All jolly nice, and no spice

Bunty's boarding schools and jolly good sports could teach today's girls a thing or two, says Hester Lacey

Resolutions: How I learnt to move on by going backwards

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Saturday Story: The modern Huckleberry Finns: young runaways are fleeing school, parents and boredom. Not all come back

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Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

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Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

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