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Independent Schools and Public Benefit

Summary: Guidance issued by the Charity Commission following the introduction of a public benefit test under the Charities Act 2006 suggested that many Independent Schools would not meet the test’s requirements. Last year this guidance was challenged by the Independent Schools Council through Judicial Review. The ruling in this case, given in October 2011, provides an interesting insight into the charitable position of Independent Schools. Richard Monkcom, Head of Druces’ Private Client team considers the guidance

Relevant to: Independent Schools and Charities