Tristram Hunt. Tristram Hunt. Tristram Hunt. With Labour warning 1,250 private schools that £147m in tax breaks could be under threat unless they do more to help the state sector, the head of the independent schools’ lobby, Charlotte Vere has been all over the media, parroting the Tories’ personalised attack lines against the shadow education secretary: “He doesn’t understand the […]

Private schools can throw out poor pupils on scholarships while retaining charitable status, it has emerged. New guidance issued by the Charity Commission means independent schools can continue to benefit from low taxation arrangements for charities even if they abolish free or subsidised places for disadvantaged children — with no protection in place for existing poor students. […]