Camerons to opt for state school

The Camerons are planning to send their children to state school and have shortlisted a number of options including a new state academy that will open in West London, it emerged yesterday.

Kensington Aldridge Academy, understood to be the top of their options, is set to open its doors in 2011. Should the plan go ahead it would make David Cameron the first Conservative minister to educate his children at a state school. Other state schools are also under consideration, according to the Sunday Times. They include Grey Coat Hospital school, a Church of England girls' comprehensive in Westminster and the new Chelsea Academy, also in west London.

Last year Mr Cameron said he felt "terrified living in central London... Am I going to find a good secondary school for my children? I feel it as a parent, let alone a politician."