Grammar school pupils are no more likely to go to a top university than their comprehensive educated peers

Going to a grammar school does not make you any more likely than a comprehensive educated child to get into an “elite” university, a study has found, The Telegraph is reporting.

After controlling for pupils’ background characteristics, such as their family and their academic achievement by age ten, researchers found that there was “no advantage” in attending a grammar school.

Researchers at University College London (UCL) used data from the longitudinal study to examine the link between secondary schooling and university admissions for the generation born in 1970.

Researchers also analysed whether alumni of private or grammar schools were more likely to secure the highly sought after jobs, defined by those in the top five per cent of earnings.

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