The Scots College ‘cut-price Hogwarts’ castle is still not open

The Scots College ‘cut-price Hogwarts’ castle is still not open

After years of blown deadlines and millions in additional costs,Scots College still won’t tell us when it will open its new castle-shaped library.

  • byKishor Napier-Raman andStephen Brook

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Private schools are meant to help you get ahead. Not in Starmer’s cabinet

Private schools are meant to help you get ahead. Not in Starmer’s cabinet

Two-thirds of Rishi Sunak’s cabinet were privately educated,but only one MP in Labour’s new cabinet paid to go to school. It’s a rapid turnaround.

  • byRob Harris
The Perth private schools with the highest-earning parents revealed
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The Perth private schools with the highest-earning parents revealed

This is the first time income figures for parents at WA private schools have been published and experts say they highlight how significantly public schools are underfunded.

  • byHolly Thompson
Selective school students were asked if they were satisfied with life. Then they were scored

Selective school students were asked if they were satisfied with life. Then they were scored

A major study of NSW students spanning more than a decade has measured life outcomes of children who attended a selective school.

  • byChristopher Harris andLucy Carroll
‘We run the school’:The man behind Sydney’s top-performing Reddam House
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‘We run the school’:The man behind Sydney’s top-performing Reddam House

The for-profit private school is looking to the inner west,Sutherland Shire and lower northern beaches named as potential sites for expansion.

  • byLucy Carroll
Former Shore headmaster takes legal action against school
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Former Shore headmaster takes legal action against school

Tim Petterson left in July 2022 after a review of the school’s culture found new leadership was needed.

  • byLucy Carroll
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Private school alumni association split over ‘toxic culture’ report
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Private school alumni association split over ‘toxic culture’ report

The former vice president of a high-fee grammar school alumni association has been suspended over alleged threats as the group’s “toxic” culture is laid bare.

  • byAlex Crowe andAdam Carey
Private school teachers push for pay rises above public sector colleagues
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Private school teachers push for pay rises above public sector colleagues

The Independent Education Union is calling for an increase to private school teacher salaries to “maintain the traditional premium” above public schools.

  • byLucy Carroll
The Sydney private schools with the highest-earning parents
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The Sydney private schools with the highest-earning parents

The new figures help rank schools based on parents’ income and determine how much government funding flows to each school.

  • byLucy Carroll andNigel Gladstone
The elite schools hardest hit by Victoria’s payroll tax change

The elite schools hardest hit by Victoria’s payroll tax change

Some high-fee schools will pay more in taxes than they get in state funding,according to opposition analysis. Find out which ones here.

  • byRachel Eddie
Private schools oppose right to disconnect for teachers

Private schools oppose right to disconnect for teachers

Some of the country’s most elite schools,like Sydney’s SCEGGS Darlinghurst and Melbourne’s Scotch College,want to retain the “flexibility” they require from staff.

  • byOlivia Ireland