We must break the stranglehold private schools have on social mobility

Private school alumni continue to dominate admissions to the top universities and high-ranking professions. A report by the Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission into the education background of 5,000 people in top jobs shows they were five times more likely to have gone to private schools than the average population. MP Lucy Powell writes in Politics Home.

It’s time to level the playing field and break the stranglehold private education has on social mobility

Social mobility shouldn’t be about plucking the lucky few from the council estate and putting them through private school. It must be about ensuring all children have access to the highest quality education, excellent careers advice and guidance, and support to access the networks that can mean so much later in life.

State schools are working flat out to give disadvantaged children the chance to succeed. Yet the odds are stacked against them.

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