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Survey highlights educational inequality

by a staff reporter

PRIVATE tuition is widening the gap between rich and poor, as more than a third of the wealthiest families in Britain supplement their children's schooling with extra tuition, a new survey suggests.

Extra-curricular Inequalities, a study by the Sutton Trust - set up to improve social mobility through education - suggests that 23 per cent of young people nationally, and 37 per cent in London, have received private or home tuition.

When broken down by income, using data from ...

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