The parallels between admissions to independent boarding schools and
Friday, 4 April 2014 | Admin
The parallels between admissions to independent boarding schools and admissions to selective universities by Nicholas Hillman.
In England, as in many other countries, selective universities have been under pressure to show there are no financial barriers for high-potential students from less-advantaged backgrounds. For much of the twentieth century, there was a similarly lively debate about how to open up Britain’s prestigious independent boarding schools to a wider clientele. This precedent provides lessons and warnings for selective universities seeking to broaden their entry today.