Over half (52%) of Team GB’s medal winning rowers attended fee-having to pay schools as did 50% from the winning women’s hockey team.
The share of independently educated Olympic those who win is equivalent to that for MPs (32%), but under leading journalists (51%), top barristers (71%) or BAFTA those who win (42%), based on Sutton Trust studies.
As many as 60% of the year’s British medallists – including Jess Ennis-Hill, Max Whitlock and Nicola Adams – were educated at comprehensive schools.
The popularity is challenging the standard dominance of non-public schools in elite sports, based on an analysis by education charitable organization The Sutton Trust.
Team GB’s new generation of top Olympians – including Laura Trott and Mo Farah – are more inclined to have attended an extensive than the usual private school.
Even though the proportion of independently educated athletes in Team GB this season was greater compared to 2012 – up from 20 to twenty-eightPercent – the share of medallists educated at comprehensives is continuing to grow. 62% of medals were won by comprehensive educated athletes in comparison to 30% for individuals educated at independent schools.
And EightPercent – including Jack Laugher and Joanna Roswell-Shand – visited grammar schools.
Since 2002, condition schools are also encouraged to get familiar with initiatives supporting team games and sports entertainment.