Stella McCartney Worries: Can Private School Make Kids 'Too Posh'?

19/07/2010 11:24 | Updated 22 May 2015

Pregnant fashion designer Stella McCartney has claimed she will remove her children from private school if they become 'too posh'.

Stella, who is expecting her fourth child with husband Alasdhair Willis, said 'If at any stage it looks like they're becoming total jerks and saying ''hello mummy'' in posh voices, instead of

running in and just being their awful selves, then you have to knock it on the head.'

She also revealed the dilemma she faced over whether to educate her children privately. Despite having attended a state comprehensive herself, Stella chose to send her sons Miller, four, Beckett, two, and daughter Bailey, three, to private schools.

'It's one of my biggest internal struggles - the whole schooling system in London and the fact that my kids are going to a posh school. It freaks me out,' she says, although asserting that for her, 'Going to the normal local comprehensive was one of the best things that could have happened to me. You didn't boast about stuff otherwise you'd get beaten up.'

Speaking in 2002, Stella revealed that during her time at school she 'didn't go around thinking what benefits there are for me going to a comprehensive. But I could look after myself. I was a bully for a while.'

What do you think? Can a private education make children 'too posh' and out of touch with their state educated peers?

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