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=Famous English Public Schools=
 
=Famous English Public Schools=
 
*[[Ampleforth]] - the premier [[Roman Catholic]] public school in England.
 
*[[Ampleforth]] - the premier [[Roman Catholic]] public school in England.
*[[Eton College]]  
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*[[Eton College]] - 'the' school for much of the British aristocracy. Attended by [[David Cameron]].
 
*[[Harrow School]] - attended by [[Winston Churchill]]
 
*[[Harrow School]] - attended by [[Winston Churchill]]
 
*[[Rugby School]] - the nineteenth-century model for the English public school tradition.
 
*[[Rugby School]] - the nineteenth-century model for the English public school tradition.
 
*Wellington College - has strong links to the Army
 
*Wellington College - has strong links to the Army
*[[Winchester College]]
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*[[Winchester College]] - the most scholarly of the main public schools.
  
 
=See also=
 
=See also=

Revision as of 17:16, December 29, 2008

Unlike Public Schools in America, in Britain, a public school is a school that is not run by the Government. Before a child can attend, the parents must pay a fee (set by the school) and often the child must pass an exam to show that he or she is intelligent enough to enter. Public schools in England usually have higher standards that State schools (the equivalent of American Public schools), and pupils usually perform better in exams. However, these schools can also be called Private schools.

Famous English Public Schools

See also

Eton College

Rugby School