A CITY councillor in charge of schools policy who rails against privatisation sends his daughter to the most expensive private girls' school in the country.

The £40,000-a-year Roedean school in Brighton boasts its own golf course, swimming pool, theatre, and chapel – and even has a private tunnel to the beach.

Councillor Nick Childs is deputy leader of Brighton and Hove City Council, and chairs the Children Young People and Schools committee in charge of education in the city.

He was elected in May as part of a slate of candidates approved by the city's active Momentum campaign group.

He regularly shares tweets from Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party, and far-left pressure groups.

And he is leading the fight against plans to turn struggling Moulsecoomb primary school, rated inadequate by Ofsted, into an academy.

This would pave the way for the school to accept private finance, and take it out of local authority control.

On Twitter he has slammed what he calls a "fetish for privatisation" at the Department for Education, called schools watchdog Ofsted "an enforcement agent of neoliberalism" and spoken of his "socialist vision" for education in the city.

Just last week he tweeted: "Privatisation fetish won't provide our children with good education. Our city will."

But Cllr Childs has chosen to send his daughter to the most expensive and exclusive private girls' schools in the country: £40,000-a-year Roedean School.

The 130-year-old establishment is set in towering buildings and expansive 118-acre grounds on a clifftop overlooking the sea a mile outside of Brighton.

It boasts dance studios, a 320-seat theatre, a heated indoor swimming pool, a golf course, a private tunnel to the beach, a farm and a chapel.

The fees per term range from £5,670 for a Year 7 day girl, to £13,305 for a full boarder in years 10 to 13, making it the most expensive girls' school in the country.

Councillor Childs told MailOnline: "One of my children currently attends a local independent school.

"My children like all children are entitled to their privacy ... I will not say anything more on this matter other than to say that these decisions should be made by parents and carers taking into consideration each child’s unique skills, abilities and needs.

"My own family’s decisions are made on this basis and are not up for public debate. My views on the privatisation of publicly owned state schools through the academisation of publicly owned schools remain clear and should not be confused with my family’s personal decisions."

Mr Childs, who is employed as a senior official of the National Education Union, was first elected to the council this May as one of a slate of Left-wing candidates endorsed by the city's active Momentum campaign group.