Britain remains a country dominated by the independently educated

Tim Wigmore covered our Leading People 2016 report for the New Statesman’s Staggers blog.

A new Sutton Trust report exposes how far Cameron has to go to make good on his ambitions to make Britain a classless society. From law to medicine, entertainment and far beyond, the power of the old school tie stubbornly refuses to die in Britain. Over 70 per cent of elite army officers and the country’s top judges attended independent schools. So did the majority of journalists, top doctors and Oscar winners. Michael Gove had it right when he said: “More than almost any developed nation, ours is a country in which your parentage dictates your progress.”

Read the full piece here.

2017-05-19T16:41:55+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Categories: In the News|