Interesting article in todays Independent Newspaper by Philip Hensher about the private vs state sector debate following publication of the Oxbridge entrance statistics
His main argument appears to be that Oxbridge admissions from the top Public/Independent Schools are rising sharply at the expense of the less high powered private schools.
I liked his following quotation:-
If your kid is bright but you're hard up, or if he's thick and you're rich - you might just as well send him to a good local comprehensive. What this rather interesting chart shows is that, failing the luxury of one or two immensely expensive schools, a good state education is clearly the best realistic option.