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Public school reduces fees.

Public school reduces fees.

A public school has become the first to cut fees by 10 per cent amid concerns they are no longer affordable to middle classes.

Millfield School in Somerset, whose former pupils include pop star Lily Allen and Olympian Duncan Goodhew, charges more than £38,000 a year for boarders aged 13 and over.

But now it is is slashing its fees amid fears that British families are being "priced out" of private education by wealthy oligarchs and students coming from overseas.

Headmaster Gavin Horgan, who wants to treble the number of free places it offers to children from poorer families, is now calling on other public schools to follow his example.

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