Sean Coughlan covers the Sutton Trust’s private tuition polling in the BBC.

“More than a quarter of secondary school pupils in England and Wales have received private tuition, according to research published by the Sutton Trust.

The highest levels are in London – with 41% of secondary pupils getting extra lessons outside of school, it says.

The social-mobility charity is calling for financial support for disadvantaged families to have access to tutoring.

“With costs of at least £25 per session, many parents can’t afford it,” said charity founder Sir Peter Lampl.

The annual report from the Sutton Trust tracks the prevalence of parents paying for tuition.”

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