Don’t bother with Oxbridge, state school pupils are told
The Times’ Nicola Woolcock cites findings from our teachers’ Oxbridge perception polling.
More than two fifths of state secondary school teachers say they would rarely, or never, advise their bright pupils to apply to Oxbridge.
Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, said: “We know how important teachers are in shaping young people’s aspirations which is why we run teacher summer schools at Oxford and Cambridge.
“Many state school teachers don’t see Oxbridge as a realistic goal for their brightest pupils. The reasons are they don’t think they will get in and if they get in they don’t think they will fit in. It is vital that the universities step up their outreach activities to address teachers’ and students’ misconceptions.”
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