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Half of GB Hockey’s Olympic squad state school educated

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Analysis has revealed that half of Great Britain’s Olympic hockey squad went through the state school system, for some or all of their education.

According to data requested by The Hockey Paper, 35 per cent of the 34 of 40 Tokyo Olympians were fully state educated, with 15 per cent going through state and private education, with assistance of scholarships.

Meanwhile, research undertaken by Schools Week revealed that nine of the 16-strong Team GB women’s team, who won bronze at Tokyo 2020, were privately educated.

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