Paul McCartney's daughter Stella Mccartney is planning to send her son to a private school because she had a bad experience of state education.

The 32-year-old fashion designer and her publisher husband ALASDHAIR WILLIS are already making plans for their six-month-old baby to attend a $7,200 (GBP4,000)-a-year Steiner school, which has a special curriculum drawn up by Australian founder RUDOLF STEINER.

She says, "Dad thought sending me to state school would be character-building, but I was bullied.

"I wouldn't do that for my child. I don't want to send him to the local state school."

The fee-paying Steiner schools do not teach reading until pupils are aged seven, but Stella explains, "It's more about a spiritual approach to education rather than drumming dates and figures into a child."