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22/07/04
Private Schools Claim London Record
- 14 per cent of kids avoid state sector in inner London

NEW figures show a record number of London pupils attending private schools.

Overall 10 per cent of children in London are educated privately. That figure rises to 14 per cent for inner London and some boroughs, such as Kensington and Chelsea, with 50 per cent of its school children outside the state sector, Camden and Richmond, both on 25 per cent, and Wandsworth, 20 per cent, posting far higher numbers.

The take-up of private school places has come despite improvements across the state sector, with billions spent on education by the government.

Nationally, the figure of seven per cent of kids in private education has remained constant for a couple of decades. The difference can perhaps be explained by the far greater inequality of wealth in the capital which contains both Britain's richest and poorest areas.




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