A)                          English Public Schools

These constitute an institution which lies at the heart of the British establishment. The first school was Winchester College, set up by William of Wykeham in 1382. Eton College followed somewhat later. They were greatly expanded in the nineteenth century, when they were substantially changed. With the advent of a massive Empire, they were transformed to train and “anglify” the colonial administration. Perfecting techniques used by the Janissaries, the off-spring of colonial officers, civil and military, were uprooted from their place of birth, educated in the mother country and then recycled to run another part of the Empire, providing a waft and weave to the colonial structure.
With the collapse of the Empire in the 1950s and 1960s, there was an over production of this middle-class strata, who in many ways were unfitted to domestic life in England. Many succumbed to drug addiction and fuelled the so-called
Hippy [or “Hippie”] movement in England. Essentially degenerate, in that their “socially useful” role had disappeared, those which did not completely decompose allowed the ruling class to have a hand in the counter-culture which was developing at the time. Thus it could be led onto safe terrain where the contestation of class power was dissipated in “lifestylism”. 
Currently the have modernised themselves, some even establishing on site mosques so they can more succesfully attract the offspring of the ruling class in the middle east generally they have abandoned the outmoded crustiness which permeated the upper classes from the 1930s through to the 1970s, and along with Oxbridge constitute a cultural asset offered by the English ruling class to the recomposition of a homogenous world ruling class.

B) Public school, general (Wikipedia)

The term public school has different meanings:

See also:

) Public school (UK)
[From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ]


A public school, in common British and Irish usage, is a school that charges fees and is financed by bodies other than the state, commonly as a private charitable trust. (For the US usage of the term, see public school.)

Whether the term  public school  can be applied to all of the several thousand independent schools in the UK is a matter for debate. Whilst some schools openly declare themselves to be public schools, (possibly to attract foreign students), others prefer to be called independent schools.

The term 'public' (first adopted by Eton) refers to the fact that the school is open to the paying public, as opposed to, for example, a religious school open only to those part of a certain church, or private education at home (usually only practical for the very wealthy who could afford tutors).

Prior to the Clarendon Commission, a Royal Commission that investigated the public school system in England between 1861 and 1864, there was no clear definition of a public school. The commission investigated nine of the more established schools; the day schools (St Paul's and the Merchant Taylors') and seven boarding schools (Charterhouse, Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Westminster and Winchester). A report published by the commission formed the basis of the 1868 Public Schools Act.



PUBLIC SCHHOL (1):  "Traditional values"


 PUBLIC SCHOOL (2): "The oldschool tie (1)"


 PUBLIC SCHOOL (3): "The old school tie (2)"

PUBLIC SCHOOL (4): "St. Gilbert's"