TAXPAYERS spent £246 million in the last three years subsidising the private education of officers’ children attending elite schools such as Eton, Harrow and Gordonstoun. In the last year alone just eight leading public schools received nearly £2 million under the Ministry of Defence scheme which helps servicemen and women pay school fees. Tony Blair‘s old school Fettes was paid £441,027 and Eton, which has educated nineteen prime ministers including David Cameron, was given nearly £270,000. While the overall annual figure of £80 million remains almost unchanged, Eton, Harrow (£183,000), Marlborough College (£346,000) and Shrewsbury School (£231,000) all enjoyed bumper years, seeing increased MoD payments.
LIST OF TOP SCHOOLS AND FEES PAID BY MOD (from my Freedom of Information Request).