Labour Research June 2016

Equality news

Social mobility

Despite only 7% of students attending private schools, almost a third of MPs in the 2015 intake were independently educated. 

And of all High Court and Appeal Court judges, nearly three-quarters attended private schools, while in the media, over half of the top 100 news journalists in the country went to fee-paying schools. 

The report, Leading people 2016: the educational backgrounds of the UK professional elite, by the Sutton Trust looked at the educational backgrounds of UK top professionals and also found that 71% of top military officers, 61% of top doctors, and 34% of UK-educated FTSE 100 chief executives went to private schools.