Small price to pay for a capital school

14th July 2006 at 01:00
St Paul's school is one of the UK's leading secondaries, its privileged boys regularly ranking among the top in the country. North Westminster community school is at the other end of the spectrum: 53 per cent of its pupils receive free school meals. But both schools can be yours for pound;15 apiece.

The London-based Capital Radio is selling off London's landmarks, pubs, shops, schools and stations, to raise money for the Help a London Child charity. For pound;15, buyers can have their names attached to the secondary school of their choice on an interactive map. (Nelson's Column costs pound;50; Buckingham Palace pound;100.) "We wanted schools to be at a rate at which pupils and teachers can access them," said Tamsyn Clark, the charity's fundraising manager. "Your school is like Marmite: you either love it or hate it."

Successful buyers have added pithy comments on the website, next to their purchases. A former pupil of the pound;3,965-a-term Dulwich college says:

"I finally own the college, after all those school fees."

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