Beckhams may send Brooklyn to British private school

Sunday, February 27, 2011

LONDON - Soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria, seem to be preparing to move from Los Angeles to Britain as they plan to send their eldest son Brooklyn to one of Britain’s elite independent schools that will cost 14,000 pounds a year.

A source close to the family said the Beckhams plan to move back to Britain next year, reports

The couple, expecting their fourth child, have retained their Hertfordshire home, which is close to their families and was bought for 2.5 million pounds in 1999.

The couple has a 145-million-pound fortune, the daily said.

The school, with many famous alumni, is near “Beckingham Palace”, the couple’s 18-million-pound mansion in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire.

Staff and pupils on the school council have discussed Brooklyn’s application to see how the school might cope with the attention such a high-profile boy would attract.

Senior figures at the school, where fees are up to 14,000 pounds a year, have also met to discuss security requirements.

The school is a far cry from David’s formative years, which were spent at a state secondary in Chingford, Essex.

The Beckhams have been living abroad since 2003 when David, 35, left Manchester United for Real Madrid. He moved to Los Angeles in 2007 to play for LA Galaxy but that deal ends next year.

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