As for private education being only open to the “top few” percent of society, it is undoubedly true that very few parents can simply pay for school fees out of freely disposable income. http://www.allaboutschoolfees.com was established to identify how much private education actually costs and to provide savings guidlines for parents to allow them to save in advance for private education. Most users of the site start saving within three years of their children being born and need save less than £1000 a month. I realise this is still a substantial amount but doubt this equates to only being affordable to the “top few”.
£1000 a month? I lose that down the back of the sofa!