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Leading private schools accept six-figure sums from rich overseas parents to get their child admitted

The Daily Telegraph 10th December 2016

One of Britain’s leading private schools is today exposed for being prepared to accept vast donations to secure places for the children of overseas parents.

David Fletcher, the registrar at Stowe until this week, was filmed saying a six-figure payment would be helpful when there was a “marginal decision” over whether a pupil should be admitted.

Mr Fletcher, 60, told an undercover reporter that one overseas family had recently given £100,000 towards a project at the school, to help secure a place for their child.

Stowe, whose alumni include Sir Richard Branson, David Niven and two of Prince Harry’s former girlfriends, said that Mr Fletcher had now resigned, having made “inaccurate and inappropriate statements”. Read more


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