‘Government figures show 85% of private school pupils went to higher education, compared with 62% of those from state schools by the age of 19 in 2013-14.
The figures for entrance to the most selective universities were even starker at 64% and 23% respectively.
Tuition fees, funded by state-sponsored loans, had just been raised to £9,000.
The figures, published by the Department for Education, reveal a drop from 66% to 62% in state school pupils progressing to university between 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
It was part of a nine percentage point drop from 71% in state school pupils carrying on into higher education since 2009-2010, the figures showed.
But overall there were still many thousands more state school pupils going to university in 2013-14 at 212,065, than private school pupils at 24,990.’ - BBC