State Oxbridge ambitions low

Tes Editorial

Nearly half of state secondaries never or "rarely" advise pupils to apply to Oxford or Cambridge universities, new research by the National Foundation for Educational Research has found. A poll commissioned by the Sutton Trust also found that 79 per cent of the teachers thought ex-state- school pupils comprised less than half of Oxbridge students. The actual proportion is 57 per cent.

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