So wealth alone results in a hugely privileged education for the very few in our society. Grammar schools don't challenge this and until all our kids get a fair crack at our top universities then this stupid, regressive and divisive monopoly on life chances will persist.
I was born a little earlier in 1962 and went to an ex secondary modern comprehensive but was the first person in my entire family history to go to university. I was very lucky but suspect that these appalling statistics are pretty much the same today. I simply do not believe that kids in private schools are more than 6 times more intelligent than those in Comprehensives. Money talks and just reinforces selfish privilege.
Does anyone, anywhere, think that this is in anyway good for our society?