Independent school

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An independent school is a modern term covering schools for children that are not under the direct control of the state.[1]

Such schools require the payment of school fees, though scholarships covering all or part of these may be available for students meeting certain criteria. One of the typical benefits of working in such a school is reduced fees for one’s own children.

For schools in English-speaking countries, particularly those with boarding facilities, foreign student typically make up part of the student body. These students (or perhaps more importantly, their parents) may desire an English language education. These students' native language frequently isn’t English, but they are in an English-immersive environment.

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  1. Unlike the term public school which is ambiguous