They said that the States school were better at handling students with behavioural problems than the fee paying sector.
Haute Vallée head Bob Fairhurst said fee paying schools tended to ‘take the moral high ground’ and, for example, expelled pupils for possessing cannabis.
‘We take those students and rehabilitate them,’ he said. ‘I have had four or five children from that sector in nine years. But you could say that the child is better off with us anyway as we are better set up for dealing with the issues they may have.’