Elite private schools vent outrage at Labour’s ‘incredulous’ plan to abolish them

According to the Independent, leaders of elite private schools have vented outrage over Labour’s plan to abolish them, branding the policy “incredulous” [sic] and an “act of unprecedented vandalism”.

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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