The Sutton Trust analysed the educational background of Theresa May’s new cabinet.
On the 17th July, three days after the original post, it was announced that Baroness Anelay of St Johns will also be attending Cabinet as Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict. Baroness Anelay was educated at Enfield County School a comprehensive, and attended the University of Bristol. This means 29% of the Cabinet is privately educated (rather than 30%) 43% went to Oxbridge (rather than 44%) and 43% went to a Russell Group university (rather than 41%). The Cabinet remains the most state educated cabinet since Clement Attlee’s in 1945.