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private school

n.
A secondary or elementary school run and supported by private individuals or a corporation rather than by a government or public agency.
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private school

n
(Education) a school under the financial and managerial control of a private body or charitable trust, accepting mostly fee-paying pupils
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pri′vate school′


n.
a school founded and maintained by a private group rather than the government.
[1820–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.private school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuitionprivate school - a school established and controlled privately and supported by endowment and tuition
school - an educational institution; "the school was founded in 1900"
seminary - a private place of education for the young
day school - a private school taking day students only
boarding school - a private school where students are lodged and fed as well as taught
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Translations
soukromé gymnázium
privat kostskole
sisäoppilaitos
privatna škola
パブリックスクール
사립 중고교
privatskola
โรงเรียนเอกชน
trường công

private school

nscuola privata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

private school

مَدْرَسَةٌ خَاصَّة soukromé gymnázium privat kostskole Privatschule ιδιωτικό σχολείο colegio público sisäoppilaitos école privée privatna škola scuola privata パブリックスクール 사립 중고교 particuliere kostschool offentlig skole szkoła prywatna escola particular, escola pública частная независимая платная средняя школа privatskola โรงเรียนเอกชน devlet koleji trường công 私立学校
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THIS week, I visited an independent fee-paying school in Edinburgh.
A NURSERY attached to Nuneaton's only fee-paying school has been slammed by Ofsted inspectors and branded 'inadequate.'.
More than seven in 10 (71%) of senior judges, 62% of senior armed forces officers, over half of permanent secretaries (55%) - the most senior civil servants in government - 53% of senior diplomats, 45% of public body chairs, 44% of the Sunday Times Rich List, 43% of newspaper columnists, 35% of national rugby teams, a third (33%) of the England cricket team and 26% of BBC executives attended a fee-paying school.
A FEE-PAYING school on Tyneside has landed itself in hot water over a misleading advert.
THE young writer from Acklam, Thomas Robinson claims he does not want an elitist fee-paying school in Middlesbrough but has he ever stopped to think that there might just be many people who do?
TWO sixth-form scholarships worth more than pounds 17,000 each are up for grabs at a fee-paying school.
The prince is doing half days at the fee-paying school while building up to staying for lunch.
by GORDON DEEGAN A FORMER pupil of an exclusive fee-paying school has been charged with harassing his father.
More than seven-in-10 (71%) of senior judges, 62% of senior armed forces officers, more than half of permanent secretaries (55%), 53% of senior diplomats, 45% of public body chairs, 44% of the Sunday Times Rich List and 43% of newspaper columnists attended a fee-paying school, the study found.
The raiders struck at Edgbaston's Hallfield School, in Church Road, just six months after the fee-paying school had pounds 30,000 of lead stripped from its roof.
However, I oppose Councillor McTigue's suggestion of placing a fee-paying school in the building.
Contrary to Ed Balls' assertion that parents who would usually send their child to a fee-paying school are sticking with the state sector, we are actually finding that the opposite is true.