Oxbridge must help pupils from state schools succeed, college head says

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Helen Mountfield, principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, hopes to raise £100m to help improve outcomes

Oxbridge colleges need to actively help their state school-educated pupils succeed, rather than hope a “magical sorting hat” will uncover their talent, according to the head of an Oxford college who is looking to raise £100m to do just that.

Helen Mountfield, the principal of Mansfield College, Oxford, said her college was able to recruit 93% of its undergraduates from UK state schools and see them flourish because of the extra effort it put in.

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