THE dominance of private school pupils is ‘corrosive’ to UK society claims Nick Clegg.
The Deputy Prime Minister has warned that the massive gap in standards between state schools and private schools is holding back social mobility and damaging the economy.
The former pupil of London’s leading private school Westminster – who is married to a Spaniard – said: “Right now there is a great rift in our education system between our best schools, most of which are private, and the schools ordinary families rely on.
“That is corrosive for our society and damaging to our economy,” he said.
In the UK children educated in the private sector are three times more likely to achieve two As and a B at A-Level than pupils in state schools making the gap wider in Britain than almost any other developed country.
Clegg has so far refused to confirm where his children, born to wife Miriam, are going to attend school.