David and Samantha Cameron are sending their daughter Nancy to a state secondary school in Westminster from September.
The Prime Minister attended Eton and his wife Samantha went to Marlborough College, but Mr Cameron follows his former education secretary Michael Gove in sending his daughter to Grey Coat Hospital, a Church of England academy.
The move means Mr Cameron becomes the first Conservative prime minister to send a child to a state secondary school.
The decision to accept a place at the school which is close to Downing Street is likely to be seen as an indication of his confidence that he will remain in Number 10 after the election.
Nancy was among hundreds of thousands of children who found out from their local authority this week whether they had got into their choice of school.
Grey Coat Hospital admits girls aged 11 to 18, with 151 places allocated for this year’s intake. Boys are only admitted to the school’s sixth form.
In a welcome message on Grey Coat Hospital’s website, headteacher Sian Maddrell describes the school as being “committed to ensuring that each student is known as an individual, develops the knowledge, skills and personal qualities to lead successful and fulfilling lives, and is empowered to do so”.
She said: “The aim of The Grey Coat Hospital is ‘to enable students to take charge of their learning, make decisions based on Christian values, live in the world as independent women and men and meet the challenges of the 21st century’.
“We aim for excellence both in and out of the classroom, seeking to develop the qualities of inquisitiveness, resilience, independence, humility and kindness.”