Poll: 24% of pupils have tutors

Almost a quarter of secondary school pupils now have private tutors, according to a survey by education charity The Sutton Trust. The poll found that young people in the capital are four times more likely to have private tuition than those in Wales.

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Almost a quarter of schoolchildren 'have private tutors'

Almost a quarter of young people are now supplementing their school work with private tuition, according to a survey by education charity The Sutton Trust.

The proportion of schoolchildren receiving private tuition is rising Credit: Thomas Eisenhuth/DPA/Press Association Images

It reveals that 24 percent of 11 to 16-year-olds in England and Wales say their parents have hired a private or home tutor for them at some point in their school careers.

This is up from 23% who said the same last year, and 18% in 2005.

The survey questioned 2,595 pupils in England and Wales between 1 February and 19 April.

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