In the last three years the taxpayers of the United Kingdom have spent £500m on sending government officials’ children to private schools, after a successful Freedom of Information battle.
For example, last year, the Foreign Office spent £27million on the schooling of 717 diplomats children.
The Mirror report:
Of the 717 diplomats’ children who get the Continuity of Education Allowance from the Foreign Office, four attend £30,000-a-year Eton where David Cameron was a pupil.
Another six children go to Winchester College, where Chancellor George Osborne went, while two attend top public girls’ school Roedean.
Another five attend £24,000-a-year Wellington College while one diplomat sends their child to Gordonstoun, where Prince Charles was educated.