The leader of Britain’s public schools has accused senior politicians of “demonising” independent education. Full story >>
In Britain, a public school is a private (or independent) school that provides secondary education which parents have to pay for. The pupils often live at the school during the term time. This usage is different from the United States, Australia, and many other countries, where a public school is a school that is supported financially by the government and usually provides free education. In Britain, that would be a state school. See here for more on the the British education system.