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The Rise of the English Prep School

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This book is the first general history of the English Preparatory School. Its main concern is to show how two types of English school, with largely different beginnings, the one based on private enterprise, the other mainly, but by no means exclusively, on philanthropy, came to be complementary parts of what is known as 'the English Public School system'. Several of the more well-established prep schools, such as Cheam, Twyford and Temple Grove, were originally private classical schools and as such were rivals to the early nineteenth century public schools, rather than being their 'feeders'. The book covers the early beginnings of prep or quasi-prep schools in the eighteenth century and with their development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By the closing decades of the nineteenth century the prep schools had emerged as the natural complement to the prosperous public school system. This often came about by an evolutionary process of family dynasticism (the process of one family owning the school over generations). In the twentieth century the prep schools have become successful institutions and largely charitable trusts adequately prepared to face the challenges of the late twentieth century if allowed to do so.

Pages are clean and bright, with shelf wear/slight tanning to page edges. Wear to cover. Previous owner's inscription at front.

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Author(s):
Leinster-Mackay, Donald
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0905273745
ISBN-13:
9780905273747
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
The Falmer Press
Title:
The Rise of the English Prep School

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This book is the first general history of the English Preparatory School. Its main concern is to show how two types of English school, with largely different beginnings, the one based on private enterprise, the other mainly, but by no means exclusively, on philanthropy, came to be complementary parts of what is known as 'the English Public School system'. Several of the more well-established prep schools, such as Cheam, Twyford and Temple Grove, were originally private classical schools and as such were rivals to the early nineteenth century public schools, rather than being their 'feeders'. The book covers the early beginnings of prep or quasi-prep schools in the eighteenth century and with their development in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. By the closing decades of the nineteenth century the prep schools had emerged as the natural complement to the prosperous public school system. This often came about by an evolutionary process of family dynasticism (the process of one family owning the school over generations). In the twentieth century the prep schools have become successful institutions and largely charitable trusts adequately prepared to face the challenges of the late twentieth century if allowed to do so.

Pages are clean and bright, with shelf wear/slight tanning to page edges. Wear to cover. Previous owner's inscription at front.

Author(s):
Leinster-Mackay, Donald
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1984
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0905273745
ISBN-13:
9780905273747
Number of pages:
398
Publisher:
The Falmer Press
Title:
The Rise of the English Prep School

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