FEW children of recent migrants are entering Sydney’s high-fee private schools, which remain the preserve of Australians from English-speaking backgrounds.

At many of the city’s high-fee independent schools less than 10 per cent of students have a parent who speaks a language other than English. Trinity, MLC and Meriden – all in the inner west – are the only high-fee privates where more than half the student body comes from non-English-speaking backgrounds.

Nearly half the private high schools in Sydney enrol more than 80 per cent of their students from English-speaking backgrounds, according to an analysis of figures published on the federal government’s My School website.

via The white bread playground: top private schools shun ethnic diversity.