Sir Peter Lampl is quoted in an article on the education backgrounds of BBC staff by Natalie Edwards in the Sun.
BBC management have been accused of being “too posh.”
They fill 28 per cent of posts paying more than £150,000. At the top of the BBC newsroom, the bias is even greater. Thirty-one per cent of the senior leaders in news and current affairs went to private schools. By contrast just five per cent of the population attends fee-paying schools.
The figures — from a Freedom of Information request — also show those from private schools made up 13 per cent of the BBC’s employees on less than £20,000.
The figures represent 11,000 employees who responded to a question regarding their education in a survey.
Sir Peter Lampl, founder of educational charity the Sutton Trust, said: “The alumni of private schools are over-represented at the very top of journalism.”
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