Religious leaders, community leaders, educators, entrepreneurs, groups of parents are all people who might consider starting a private or alternative school in order to provide opportunities for themselves and others.
In UK, independent schools, public schools and private schools are essentially the same thing and have history to blame for their different and perhaps confusing, range of names.
Independent schools range from the great to tiny schools run by parents who want a particular kind of education for their children. They have no state funding; instead they rely on tuition fees, gifts and endowments. The sponsor gets overall control of the school's governing body and is not bound by the national curriculum.
Independent schools are 'independent' because of their freedom to operate, to a considerable extent, outside of government regulations, though they have, of course, to conform to official standards of education, health and safety and are regularly inspected.
The first route to establishing a private school is raising the money to purchase property and to hire teachers. Then, the new private school must register with the Department for Education and Skills, initially that will be subject to an Ofsted inspection of its provision.
Private schools don't have to comply with the national curriculum, and are free to teach what they like as long as it doesn't contravene any of the existing laws nor do they have to offer the same qualifications as state schools.
The next step is to admit students. Newspapers, community groups and club presentations are all great advertising for schools. It would also be a good idea to start a new website for school. Therefore, parents would be able to know more about the school and the admission procedures.
Make sure to ask the professionals at School Website to express your school’s distinctive personality.