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THE VICTORIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL – Trevor May
“Some people…find it confusing that the most exclusive private schools should be described as public.”
While many of the great public schools date back centuries (King’s School Canterbury is older than England itself), their existence as we recognize it date to the Clarendon School Commission of 1864, prior to which they were charitable institutions. Primarily started to give a free education to boys in their communities, in some cases they gained such a reputation, usually due to certain masters, wealthy families we allowed to pay to send their sons to these schools.
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