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

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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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