Fee-paying or free, improve all schools
Fee-paying schools are by definition elitist. They tend to have smaller classes, better facilities, and generally send a higher proportion of students to university than schools in the free education scheme.
A disproportionately large percentage of surgeons, doctors, dentists, lawyers and other professionals come from their ranks.
Who wouldn't like to attend a school in an old castle on 500 acres that has its own nine-hole golf course in Co Kildare, or one in the Dublin mountains that looks like a set from a 'Harry Potter' movie?