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07/08/2011 10:10 am ET Updated Sep 07, 2011

Elite Schools Dominate Oxbridge Admissions New Study Reports

A small coterie of historically elite prep schools are responsible for 5% of Oxbridge admissions, or 1 in 20 undergraduates, the Times Educational Supplement reported on Friday.

From 2007-2009, Eton, St. Pauls (and St. Pauls's Girl School) Westminster, and Hills Road Sixth Form College produced 946 Oxford bound students. This is forms a stark comparison with the over 2,000 schools that sent 1 or less students to Oxbridge in the same period, and produced 927 students

The Times has more:

Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust, an educational charity set up to promote social mobility through education, said: "We know these stark inequalities in university progression rates are driven primarily by the exam results in schools, yet the data we are publishing today also reveals that university chances can vary dramatically for schools with similar average grades.
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He cites the example of two grammar schools with almost identical A-level results. One recorded an average of 65 per cent of students going to the 30 top-performing universities, while the other managed only 28 per cent.

This is not the first time Oxbridge has been criticized for their admissions policies. In April, David Cameron attacked Oxbridge for their "disgraceful" minority admission statistics.