It is well known that great swathes of the current cabinet are privately educated, but new figures suggests that a privately educated dominance also extends into business. A private education is of course reliant on a affluence, which needs also to be brought into the equation.
According to a report by the Sutton Trust, an organisation that promotes social mobility, 88 percent of the UK population is educated in the comprehensive system. However 74 percent of judges attended private schools, 61 percent of top doctors were educated privately and 51 percent of notable journalists also went to top schools.
Surprisingly the world of politics fares slightly better. 32 percent of MPs in the current Parliament went to private educational institutions, while 34 percent of FTSE 100 chief executives went to a private school.