Camerons enter son for top London private school

The Mail is reporting that David Cameron is considering sending his son to one of Britain’s top private schools.

The Prime Minister and his wife have discussed obtaining a place for Elwen, who turns ten next month, at £18,000-a-year Colet Court Preparatory School.

Colet Court is part of the exclusive St Paul’s School in Barnes, South-West London. Pupils often go on to leading public schools, including Eton, where Mr Cameron was educated.

It is understood that the Camerons have not made a final decision about Elwen’s future education. It is normal for couples in such circumstances to apply for a number of schools in both the state and private sector.

Their decision to consider Colet Court comes seven years after Mr Cameron declared: ‘I’d like my children to go to state school. It’s crazy that we should have to pay lots of money for private schools. We all pay our taxes. You should have really good state schools available for all.’

Allies of the Prime Minister last night rejected suggestions that he is guilty of hypocrisy. They pointed out that he had never ruled out the possibility that he and wife Samantha could educate their children privately…

No 10 refused to comment last night, saying the Cameron children’s education was a ‘private matter’.

More at: Camerons enter son for top London private school: Eton-educated PM considers prestigious £18,000-a-year prep for nine-year-old Elwen despite sending his daughter to state school… and calling the fees ‘crazy’ 


The article itself suggests no decisions are likely to have been made while a range of options are considered, but would you be disappointed if the Camerons went for a private option for their son next?

Please let us know why/why not in the comments or via Twitter…

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  1. TW

    You can always rely on Dave to be straight with you.  Like the way he is currently engaged in the process of pretending he has asked the EU for huge reforms, when actually he has asked for practically nothing, will be given less, and yet he will pretend to have compromised but nevertheless got far more.  Straight as a roundabout.

  2. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove This isn’t news; well within their rights to choose a private school for son. Daughter’s school is private in all but name

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