英識教育及其服務▼ | 英國寄宿學校排名▼ |  聯絡我們
3184 0362
大學升學
英識教育

榮獲香港品牌發展局及英國文化協會認可的升學顧問中心,亦是每年《南華早報》及星島集團教育展的合作伙伴,為香港學生舉辦全港大型英國學校展覽。四年來,英識教育協助了過千名學生前往英國升學。

客戶需知

如有任何問題,請按此連結發電郵給我們,我們會於24小時內回覆

致電我們
3184 0362
清除所有選項 進階搜尋
| EN
星期二 2019年10月15號
【The Standard】Is this the end of private schools in the UK?

Those who follow the political news in the UK will have noticed something extraordinary recently.

Apart from the headlines about Brexit developments, the Labour party dropped a bombshell at this year's annual conference.

As The Guardian reported: "Delegates voted in favour of a radical set of policies that would abolish private schools by removing their charitable status and redistributing their endowments, investments and properties to the state sector. Labour also wants to limit the number of privately educated students at university."

As a Hongkonger who was lucky enough to have had a wonderful education at a private boarding school in the UK, this report shocked me.

And, of course, as someone whose life and business is all about helping Asian students get into private schools in Britain so they too can benefit from a world-class education, I find this news to be highly disturbing.

I should make it clear that the Labour Party is not currently in power and that these are not plans that are definitely going to happen.

But, with such political uncertainty in Britain at the moment because of Brexit, it is very hard to know what will happen in the future.

Private schools go back over 500 years in British history. Big names such as Eton College, Harrow, Uppingham and Repton are part of British culture. They are in the country's DNA.

Parents in Hong Kong have for a long time revered this tradition. They have sought to send their children to Britain to have their minds and characters molded by these schools.

The popularity of a British education for Asian families is now greater than ever - particularly in Hong Kong because of the political situation here.

So why does the Labour Party want to do this? What on earth is their motivation?

Well, as a left-wing political party, Labour is against anything that might be conceived as elitism and anything remotely suggestive of British aristocracy and old-fashioned privilege. This comes through in what they do, in both big and small ways.

Years ago, for example, Labour prime minister Tony Blair tried to mask his social background.

He shortened his name from Anthony to Tony - a less posh sounding version of his name. He altered his accent to sound less well-educated and he certainly didn't dwell on the fact that he had attended Fettes College, a famous and expensive private boarding school in Scotland.

There is still the same sort of trivial thinking going on today. Labour does not recognize British private schools as world-class institutions that equip students for life like nowhere else on earth.

They see them instead as a primary source of social division in Britain and the cause of so many of its inequalities and problems. They confuse old-fashioned stereotypes of public schools and snobbery with today's reality: a group of modern, private schools with enlightened, forward-thinking educational programs that take students from a wide range of social backgrounds and equip them to achieve amazing things in life.

By taking the class struggle from the university level to secondary schools, the Labour Party is being incredibly short-sighted.

From an international perspective, if British private schools suffer political persecution, international students - not only from Asia and Hong Kong but all over the world - will simply look elsewhere.

They will turn instead to Switzerland, Germany, and even the United States, where private boarding schools are not suppressed.

For the time being, however, British private schools are still world-class institutions.

They are increasingly popular with Asian parents looking to give their children the best possible start in life and I hope this tradition may long continue.


免費訂閱升學資訊
訂閱
英識教育會透過電郵向閣下提供最新的精選內容,講座活動或專家分析,並會進行不定期的意見調查以提升服務質素。若有興趣接收英國升學的資訊,請留下聯絡電郵並按「訂閱」確認。閣下可隨時透過電郵取消訂閱。

詳情請參閱私隱政策。
#熱門話題
1 寄宿百科 2 英國大學
3 談英國 4 赴英須知
5 赴英遊學 6 選校攻略
7 留英所得 8 親子關係
9 英名校大比拼 10 留英專家分享
專家博客
英識教育創辦人及2017年英國傑出校友。九歲起接受英國教育,於華威大學政治經濟系碩士畢業,留英長達15年。現於香港各大報章撰寫教育專欄,分享對英國寄宿學校的專業見解及留學經驗。
...
英識首席顧問。曾留學英美,具豐富海外升學配對經驗。現於《星島日報》、《英文虎報》等撰寫教育專欄,耐心解答香港家長及同學升學疑難。
...
英識資深升學顧問。於各大本地媒體撰寫教育專欄超過25年,見解精闢獨到,為香港讀者(及DSE學生)提供各種海外升學竅門。
...
#院校分析
論名氣,Oundle 未追得上 Eton、Wycombe Abbey 等頂級名校,但學校的學術成績在英國依然名列前茅。作為傳統名校,Oundle 非常重視全人發展,為學生提供多元課餘活動選擇。學校奉行英國碩果僅存的 House Dining System,或是令香港家長趨之若鶩的一大原因。
Bromsgrove 的師生比例是一比八,比一般的寄宿學校低。此外,綜合我曾到訪的學校,此校硬件設施之完善,可入選全英設備最佳的三大校園。校方不惜工本為學生提供舒適環境,甚至收購附近的酒店改建成宿舍,令宿生有名符其實的「五星級享受」。此校極具前瞻性,是國際化的英國宿校。
Brighton College 是英國首屈一指的私校,是香港家長最愛的寄宿學校之一。 看一間學校,除了教育宗旨、多元化活動、成績之外,更要看校長的魄力。十年前,校長 Mr. Richard Cairns 成為 Brighton College 校長後,把學校由全英國接近 150 名推至首 20 名。除了在教育方針上大力推動改革之外,也為了保持學生的求知慾而非常努力,是難得的好校長。
升學頻道
英識作客第四回:去英留學嘅「副作用」?
英識作客﹕密司芭比 Miss Lam Lam 陳思銘 ﹕移民升學
英識作客﹕密司芭比 Miss Lam Lam 陳思銘 ﹕寄宿學校究竟讀啲乜?
英識作客第三回!Postgrad增值之路
今昔VIP之Gresham's兩代人
【英識同學會】馬天佑Mayao篇 -親赴英國見校長
【英識同學會】馬天佑Mayao篇 - 半個銅鑼灣大的優美校園
【英識同學會】馬天佑Mayao篇 - 朋友,我當你一世朋友
【英識同學會】馬天佑Mayao篇 - 寄宿留學要趁早
【英識同學會】馬天佑Mayao篇 - 求學不只求分數
【英識同學會】林柏希William篇 - 流利英文是怎樣練成的?
【英識同學會】林柏希William篇 - 成績不再是私隱
【英識同學會】林柏希William篇 - 寄宿學校大蝦細?
【英識同學會】林柏希William篇 - 魔鬼訓練
【英識同學會】林柏希William篇-人生最美好的寄宿時光
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 為了融入,你可以去到幾盡?
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 港、英女校大比拼
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 文化差異尷尬事
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 英式課堂
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 鄉郊學校 vs 城市學校
【英識同學會】孫曉慧Kendy篇 - 學校食物難入口?
英識教育陳思銘Samuel Chan X 滙豐銀行:海外理財貼士

銅鑼灣 • 禮頓道 (852)3184 0362
銅鑼灣禮頓道29號華懋禮頓廣場28樓全層

旺角 • 朗豪坊 (852)3702 6389
旺角亞皆老街八號朗豪坊辦公大樓二十二樓02室

深圳 • 福田區 (86) 17817947841
深圳市福田區金田路中州大廈1410室

馬來西亞+603-2771 7977
A1-18-07, Arcoris Business Suites, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur

@2020 Britannia Study Link All Rights Reserved