I was lucky to go to a state Grammar School. As a result I got pushed and did the best to my ability at GCSE and A-level and went on to study medicine at University. After watching Andrew Neil chatting about social mobility it would be fair to say it has stalled.
This is probably due to the decline in Grammar Schools. Children who went to a Grammar were able to compete with children who were sent to a private school. As a result the top jobs in business and politics were opened up to people outside the upper classes.
Perhaps this is why politicians dislike grammar school? They know that there success meant the end of "jobs for the boys."
All I know is that I was very lucky to go to a Grammar School and I wouldn't be writing this blog if I hadn't gone