Spence and snobbery 3

August 27, 2004

Sir Peter Lampl is concerned that 3,000 pupils from independent schools are entering leading universities who would not be there if higher-achieving state-school pupils were taking up their fair share of places. This number will increase when differential fees ensure that many pupils from moderate and low-income families choose low-fee, low-status universities, thereby vacating even more places at high-fee, "leading" universities for the offspring of the wealthy.

Catherine Wykes
Derby

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