Fashion designer Stella McCartney grew up in the limelight as the child of a famous father, Paul McCartney of The Beatles. Unlike many celebrity tots today, McCartney attended a public school, referred to as a “comprehensive school” in the UK, as opposed to a private school.
McCartney has decided to send her three children, Miller, 5, Bailey, 3 1/2, and Beckett, 2, to private school, though she feels that attending a comprehensive school was an important part of her childhood. She revealed to The Daily Mail,
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. Going to the normal local comprehensive was one of the best things that could have happened to me. It was healthy to see how most people in the world live. That’s why I freak out that my kids aren’t doing that.”
Though she struggles with her decision, she 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.”
McCartney, 38, and husband Alasdhair Willis are currently expecting their fourth child.