Alumni of Britain’s Elite Schools
Stephen Castle and Palko Karasz cited our Leading People research in an article for the New York Times
LONDON — Graduates of Britain’s famous private schools are still over-represented in the upper tiers of British life, from government to the arts.
The following 10 schools educate only about 0.3 percent of students, but they account for about 8 percent of people listed in Who’s Who, according to a study by the Sutton Trust, a research institution focused on social mobility. Below is a sampling of some of the alumni — in common parlance, “old boys” and “old girls” (but mostly boys) — who have made names for themselves.
Read Palko’s report here. Read Stephen Castle: Britain’s Exclusive Schools Try to Be a Little Less So