Article preview: Rising private school fees are placing a financial strain on parents. Many parents consider independent education to be the best choice for their children. But they are increasingly turning to alternative options to make this private schooling achievable. That’s according to a new survey conducted by CEBR for investment house Kilik & Co. The latest Killik & Co Private Education Index found that the average annual cost of a day school has risen by 3% since 2015. It now stands at £15,000 a year.