Private schools accused of using governors to get upper hand on Oxbridge

Of the 263 English schools which belong to the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), which represents the most elite fee-paying institutions, 81 (31 per cent) boast a governor who is a senior academic at Oxford or Cambridge.   Oxford and Cambridge are under pressure to accept… Almost a third of the country’s leading public schools have at least one Oxbridge governor, as experts warn that students may be getting an upper hand on admissions to the two top universities.    This includes the heads of seven Oxbridge Colleges, a Cambridge pro-Vice Chancellor and over 100 other fellows, admissions tutors and faculty professors from the two universities, a Daily Telegraph survey has found.   

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