Alice Rose picks out the best state primary school for Tatler magazine:
We are not idiots. We know that Tatler is the last place you might expect to find a guide to state schools. But consider this: to put two children through the private system costs around £600,000 – that’s £1.2 million before tax. And is private really superior? Not always, not any more. The state sector has some spanking-new buildings, strong discipline, sporting rigour and academic ambition. Plus, your child gets a better preparation for the real world, the one where not everything is handed to them on a sterling-silver platter, where there is a cosmopolitan mix, where you will have to fight to get to the top. And best of all, when you do finally get into the Cabinet, everyone will love you because you didn’t go to Eton.