The Spectator champions the civilising power of learning, both as a route to employment and for the creation of well-rounded individuals. The best education is not just about cramming for exams, but preparing the young for life in all its aspects. Our schools have long been held up as an example to the world – and the ever-increasing number of international students shows that a British education is still very desirable. What has been less emphasised is that while our independent schools certainly have a lot to offer, so too do our state schools. The latest Spectator Schools supplement we take a look at the changing worlds of state and independent education.