The 15 Local Primaries Rejected by Cameron; David Cameron: Snobbery Claims

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The 15 Local Primaries Rejected by Cameron; David Cameron: Snobbery Claims


Byline: Sarah Harris

DAVID CAMERON has angered parents by rejecting at least 15 localprimaries to try to get his daughter into an exclusive state school.

The Tory leader and his wife Samantha want four-year-old Nancy to attend anexclusive Church of England primary more than two miles from their home.

They have passed over at least 15 other nearby primaries, including alternativeC of E schools, to do so.

Local families have accused Etoneducated Mr Cameron of 'snobbery' in choosingthe highly sought-after St Mary Abbot's instead of schools such as a 453-pupilprimary yards from his front door in Notting Hill.

He is one of a long line of politicians - including former premier Tony Blair -who have faced awkward questions over their children's schooling.

The Camerons' chosen school is in one of London's property hotspots, offKensington High Street. It has 210 pupils, mainly from families ofprofessionals, such as high-flying media figures and architects.

In contrast, the family's nearest school is Oxford Gardens. Its pupils comefrom diverse ethnic backgrounds including white, black African, Caribbean,Pakistani and Bangladeshi and about half qualify for free school meals.

Mr Cameron also snubbed St Thomas C of E, where nearly threequarters of pupilsare from ethnic minorities, and St Stephen's C of E, where around 43 per centdo not speak English as a first language.

Michelle Marlowe, 30, whose two children are also at the school, added: 'We'dall love to get our kids into St Mary Abbot's but this is a fantastic school. …

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