Private tuition very common in London

Monday 07th September 2015 12:47 EDT

A survey has suggested that private tutoring has become very common among schoolchildren in London, which has risen from 34% to 44% in ten years. It is said that more than two in every five children in the capital have received private tuition.

The survey comprised of 2,488 children, aged between 11 and 16, in England and Wales, commissioned from Ipsos Mori by the Sutton Trust, an educational charity. The charity said that children from poorer backgrounds were missing out as they were unable to afford a private tutor.

The survey also revealed that Asian students were more likely to have a tutor; 54% of Asian pupils said they had private tuition.

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