ISC: 'Independent schools have been working hard to keep fees affordable for parents'
Addressing The Times and Sunday Times Education Summit, shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson told delegates that Labour will make state schools more attractive to middle-class parents priced out of independent education.
Ms Phillipson said there will be an additional focus on debating, arts, music and drama. In response, an ISC spokesperson said: “Independent schools have been working hard to keep fees affordable for parents." Urging Labour not to penalise parents by "putting a tax on school choice", they added: "Labour should work with independent schools to build on the many arts, debating, sports, music and drama partnerships and projects already being run with state schools.”
Notes to editors. The Times' report, which includes further coverage of the summit, can be viewed here.