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Civil Service Scheme Taking On More Privately Educated People Despite Drop In Privileged Applicants

Civil Service Scheme Taking On More Privately Educated People Despite Drop In Privileged Applicants

Civil Service Scheme Taking On More Privately Educated People Despite Drop In Privileged Applicants

Privately-educated pupils are increasingly more likely to be accepted on to a prestigious Civil Service scheme than comprehensive students, Government figures have revealed.

Statistics released by the Cabinet Office show the numbers from a fee-paying background recruited to the Civil Service Fast Stream has increased since 2013 – despite the number of privately-educated applicants falling.

In the 2016 intake, 28.6% of those who made it on to the scheme went to a private school – despite just 6.7% of all pupils receiving a paid education.

In 2013, the successful applicants figure was 23.5%.

While the numbers of those with a private education taken on increased, the proportion of those who applied from a fee-paying background actually fell, from 20.5% in 2013 to 18.9% in 2016.

The figures came to light after a written question by Labour MP Dan Jarvis.

 

 

 



Civil Service Scheme Taking On More Privately Educated People Despite Drop In Privileged Applicants

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