Gordonstoun House school Credit: Nibaba

SCVO: private schools shouldn’t have charitable status 1

28 May 2015 | Alice Sharman

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has said that fee-paying schools should not have charitable status, and that a test which allows them to do so is not working.


SCVO: private schools shouldn’t have charitable status

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