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Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell to set up free school near Highgate home

PUBLISHED: 15:24 26 October 2015 | UPDATED: 15:24 26 October 2015

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell in her famous Union Jack dress. Picture: PA

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell in her famous Union Jack dress. Picture: PA

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Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has unveiled plans to set up a free school near her Highgate home.

Geri Halliwell on her wedding day earlier this year. Picture: PAGeri Halliwell on her wedding day earlier this year. Picture: PA

Ms Halliwell – who is now known as Mrs Horner following her marriage to Forumula 1 boss Christian Horner – has already held meetings with officials in Downing Street and the Department for Education about the proposal.

But in an interview with the Mail on Sunday, she insisted that plans were still in the preliminary phase for a school to specialise in the arts and in business.

Aspiring to be a role model for young people, Mrs Horner said: “I believe in education. It’s an empowering fundamental human right that everyone deserves. Education is a foundation for life.”

Mrs Horner has one daughter called Bluebelle, aged nine, who attends a north London private school.

The pop star, who shot to fame with the Spice Girls in the 1990s, is an alumna of top state secondary Camden School for Girls in Camden Town.

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