State Oxbridge ambitions low

4th May 2012 at 01:00

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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