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Bringing diversity to exclusive British schools

Some of the nation's most elite places of learning, concerned about polarisation in society, are taking in more students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Michael Olorunlogbon found Rugby School "slightly intimidating" when he first arrived but he now likes life there and thinks he is likely to forge a brighter future.

Rugby, England

PATRICK Derham remembers the moment in October 1973 when, age 14, from a troubled home and planning to join the navy, he saw the course of his life changed, rather miraculously, for the better.

Out of the blue, he was offered a free place at an expensive private...

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