The Guardian’s Sally Weale cites findings from our Shadow Schooling report.

The private tuition industry is booming, with the proportion of pupils paying for a tutor to help with school work or grammar school entrance exams up by a third, according to new research.

More than 40% of pupils in London have a private tutor at some point in their school career, typically costing £27 an hour but sometimes much more, fuelling an industry that is valued at £2bn a year, the report claims.

The Sutton Trust, a charity that works to increase social mobility through education, is warning that the growth in private tuition risks increasing education inequalities as many families cannot afford to pay.

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