- (sixteenth_time) wrote in little_details,

Opening a Boarding School in England

Hi, i'm hoping someone here could help me, or at least point me in the direction of some useful links. I have tried googling but i just can't seem to find what i want. I'm not so good at the searching.

I have a few questions all related to mostly the same thing:

-Presuming money isn't a problem, how hard is it to open a private (pay for) boarding school. In england specifically. What i basically want to know is, if you have the money, a sutible location and are able to hire teachers etc. then what do you need to do to open one. Are there laws you have to go through and do you need a license for this?

-Also, say you manage to open this school. If you wanted to limit the people who go to the school- firstly if you want only female students does that effect the things mentioned above? Also say you only wanted to take certain people based on traits you could not tell people about- would that cause problems? Could you be sued for discrimination?

The background is i'm writing a fanfiction based the buffyverse. I want them to open a boarding school for slayers and i was wondering how easy that is, and if anyone can do that if they have the money needed etc.

And with the second question, they only want to take slayers, but they do not want to tell people about them only accepting slayers, they just want it to be seen as a normal school. So they will turn applicants away using false excuses if the girl is not a slayer. Could this cause them to be sued for discrimination or something if the excuse they used wasn't good enough?

Final question is that will the school be listed on things like league tables, (i'm not sure if private schools are but i think they must be),and other lists that people may look at when looking for a school or can they choose not to? Also things like being in the phone book etc. (I assume thats volutary?) Also would you have Ofsted and other inspectors coming round etc?

I hope these are not to general, and that someone can help. I dont want to go into too much details about it in my story but i would like to know basics and of course that it is even possible. I'm playing with the idea of them just keeping it all hush-hush- but i would rather it not be.

I will be very grateful of any help that you can give me. I'm not sure about how to do the tag thing yet so i won't do that just to mention... dont want to screw it up...
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