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State school fees call for rich Brits

State school fees call for rich Brits

Parents who earn a combined income of more than £80,000 should have to pay if their children go to the most popular state schools, a report has suggested.

The report was carried out by Dr Anthony Seldon, who is headmaster at the private Wellington College.

Dr Seldon said it would break “the middle-class stranglehold on top state schools”, the Sunday Times reported.

He also said a quarter of places at private schools should be reserved for students from poorer backgrounds.

Dr Seldon carried out the report, which is set to be published on Wednesday, for cross-party think tank the Social Market Foundation.

BBC report

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