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The Oxbridge files: which schools get the most offers?

The Oxbridge files: which schools get the most offers?
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Oxford and Cambridge have released figures showing how many offers they gave to pupils from various schools last year. We have combined the figures in this table below. It shows how well state grammars and sixth-form colleges now compete with Britain’s finest independent schools. Over the years, both universities have roughly doubled the proportion of pupils from state schools: it now stands at 60 per cent, up from 50 per cent in 2000. This is reflective of which schools get the best A-level results. Of the 100 schools below, 48 are independent, 23 are grammar, 19 are sixth-form colleges, 7 are comprehensives or academies and 3 are further education colleges.

*Schools listed must have at least 20 applicants to either university and three successful applicants. The table excludes offers to either university if the school has fewer than 20 applicants. Data is from the UCAS Application Centre 2019.