Oxbridge success for Bucks pupils
STATE school pupils in Buckinghamshire are among the most likely to make it to Oxbridge.
Figures from the Department of Education show 2.8 per cent of pupils in the area went on to Oxbridge after finishing their A Levels or similar qualifications in 2012, the most recent data available – the second highest proportion in England, with around 111 pupils getting places.
a quarter (25.6 per cent) of pupils went on to Russell Group universities, which includes Oxbridge, one of the highest proportions in England.
Across England, 0.8 per cent of pupils get into Oxbridge from state-funded schools and colleges, compared to 4.7 per cent of independent school pupils.
Pupils at state schools in the south-east were the most likely to go to Oxbridge, with one per cent making it to the top universities, compared to 0.5 per cent in the north east.
In comparison, 37 per cent of private school pupils go on to Russell Group universities, with 45.6 per cent getting places at universities in the top third of institutions.
Private school pupils are also nearly three times more likely to defer university to take a gap year than state school pupils.