In response to SA's most expensive schools Parent24 readers shared their opinions on whether expensive schools make a difference when it comes to end-of-year results:
"If they're determined they'll do well"
No, it is not a given.
Certainly, they have more and better resources available to assist the children. Also, remember that the very expensive schools cherry-pick children during the interview process, so their chances of producing better results as a school are exponentially increased.
They also have less children enrolled compared to other ex-model C schools or government schools...this also affects their pass rates.
In a nut shell, any child determined to do well at school and with the correct support system, will reap the same results (grades) as children from very expensive schools.
It is unfortunate that the children from very expensive schools also have parents in the top structure of the corporate sector to make their transition into the working environment so much easier than children not from very expensive schools.
School Fees must fall. -Noel Johannessen
"Better off at a public school?"
There is no way that kids at a private school get better education. My son was at Clifton and now goes to Northwood and is far better off. -Mark Miller
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