Skip to main content

University divide

Pupils from rich backgrounds are still twice as likely to go to university than those from the poorest homes, official figures showed today. Only 2.9 per cent more young people from poor backgrounds are going compared with five years ago, say figures from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (Bis).

However, the gap has narrowed by seven percentage points since 2002-03, and 3.3 percentage points since 2005-06.

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you