Cambridge University State School Students At Record High

    A record proportion of students starting at Cambridge University this autumn went to state schools.

    Figures suggest two thirds of new undergraduates have been educated in this way.

    Around one in four of those beginning degrees this year are from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

    But school leaders are warning there's still a "long way to go" in improving representation.

    The figures from University administrators show that the 2019-20 student body will consist of 68% of undergraduates from state schools - but it still remains unrepresentative of entrants to UK university courses overall; over the last five years, around nine in ten students undertaking higher education have come from the state sector.

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