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Some Independent schools drop charitable status.

Some Independent schools drop charitable status.

Independent schools are choosing to drop their charitable status, new figures reveal.

The change follows government proposals to force schools with charitable status to work more with the state sector, which one independent school headteacher equated to "a gun pointing to our heads”.

Many independent schools were already thought to be unhappy with the requirements placed on them by having charitable status, which provides certain tax breaks.

Now it has emerged that nine schools have changed their legal status from charitable to non-charitable in the past year.

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