Privately educated graduates ‘earn more’ than state school colleagues

BBC News education reporter, Katherine Sellgren, discusses the report on private pay progression published by the Sutton Trust and upReach.

The study found that privately educated UK graduates in high status jobs earn more than their state school counterparts. Not only did those who attended fee-pay schools earn an average of £4,500 or more three years after graduation, but salaries of the privately-educated also increased more quickly over the same three-year period. The earnings gap can be put down to factors such as academic attainment, but non-academic factors such as articulacy, assertiveness and other soft skills are also at play.

Read the full article here or access the report here.

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