The pledge sparked fury and disbelief among headteachers in the independent school sector.
Headmaster Matthew Adshead, vice-chair of the Independent Schools Association (ISA), which represents 470 private schools, condemned Labour’s “far-left” policy as a “worrying proposition”.
Mr Adshead, head of the fee-paying Old Vicarage School in Derbyshire, said: “For me it seems quite incredulous [sic] that in 2019 I’m discussing whether my private land will be seized and then redistributed.”
The plans were also criticised by a headteachers’ union leader who said the idea was “fraught with problems” and argued that it was probably “entirely unworkable.”
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