School for luvvies Seven in 10 Brit Oscar winners went to private school


Research from The Sutton Trust reveals although just seven per cent of the general population is privately educated, the UK is still overwhelmingly run by privately-educated Oxbridge graduates, who dominate professions including politics, journalism, the military and the law.

The study found 67 per cent of British Oscar winners were privately educated, such as , a former Eton pupil, and Kate Winslet, who studied at Redroofs Theatre School, and 42 per cent of British Bafta winners went to an independent school. 

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