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Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey 2017

Posted: Tuesday 23 May 2017 Tags:

The 2017 edition of the Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey, published by Baines Cutler in association with Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP is now available. This year’s survey contains information on the key issues of fee affordability and parental earnings and, based on survey returns from over 12,000 parents, we show how knowledge of a school’s parental earnings profile helps Governors decide on appropriate fees and bursary strategies. We comment on the Government’s Education Green Paper in relation to Public Benefit and propose a

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Launch of Fee Affordability and Parental Time Surveys

Posted: Wednesday 17 February 2016 Tags:

Fee affordability has been the elephant in the room for the last twenty years. However, it is no longer one that we can ignore, as the pressure many parents are under to keep up with fee increases now threatens both pupil numbers and the social mix which is at the heart of independent school life. However, the extent to which this is a genuine problem for any individual school is largely unknown as, unlike in most other industries, very few schools know much, if anything, about their customers. For example, how much their parents earn, who in

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Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey 2017

23 May 2017

The 2017 edition of the Independent Schools Financial Benchmarking Survey, published by Baines Cutler in association with Crowe Clark...

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