A FORMER Eton headmaster has accused former pupils of the famous elite private school of damaging the “very fabric” of the country.

In a letter to The Times, John Claughton, who was headmaster of the school from 1984 to 2001, said the school, which counts Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Kwasi Kwarteng among its alumni of fostering in its pupils a sense of “privilege, entitlement and omniscience”.

The school charges £46,296 per year for tuition and has produced more UK prime ministers than any other school in Britain.

Claughton wrote: “Whatever wider strategy Eton adopts, the school itself will continue to educate the global elite or those who will become the global elite...

READ MORE: 'Not a single tear will be shed in Scotland' at Boris Johnson resignation, Flynn says

"Perhaps its most important mission will be to ensure that its pupils are saved from the sense of privilege, entitlement and omniscience that can produce alumni such as Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Kwasi Kwarteng and Ben Elliot and thereby damage a country’s very fabric. Sadly, I failed in that purpose.”

Johnson attended the school before Claughton took the reigns but Kwarteng and Rees-Mogg are former pupils.

Ben Elliot was chairman of the Tory Party from 2019 to 2022.