The proportion of young people saying that they have received private tuition has remained high over the last year. Londoners are most likely to have had extra teaching, according to a new Sutton Trust survey.
Nearly one in four 11-16 year olds at state schools in England and Wales indicated that their parents had paid for them to have extra help with their lessons.
Polling by Ipsos MORI for the Sutton Trust shows that 24% of all young people in 2013 said they had received private or home tuition at some stage in their school career, compared with 18% in 2005 and 23% in 2012.
A UNISON survey published today reveals the shocking impact of child poverty in schools around London . The survey shows that 72 percent of those surveyed in London believe that children at their school are living in poverty.
School staff believe the damaging effects on pupils are clear and poverty is on the rise all across the capital.
Every London school will have a vegetable garden according to new plans drawn up by the London Mayor.
Later this week Boris Johnson will set out his vision to try and improve the diets of young children whose families can not afford to regularly buy fresh fruit and vegetables. It comes as a poll revealed that one in three children in London struggles to concentrate at school because they're hungry.
Education Secretary Michael Gove highlighted £3.15 million as part of the School Food Plan will go towards installing breakfast clubs at schools, helping the thousands of children who arrive at school hungry.
Mr Gove said this ensures "school can be a nurturing place where they can get the nutrition they need in order to succeed":