“Sufficient unto the day the evils thereof:” All you need is one day.
If social mobility is the aim then it would seem more effective to try to reduce the influence of Oxbridge on the nation rather than bigging it up as the panacea for all social ills.
Are children ever really given a choice? Or do they even think that there is a choice?
Just exactly how socialised do you want your children to be?
The piece of cheese at the end of the maze is a great motivator, no doubt, but nothing motivates a rat to haul ass than the smell of a cat.
The Church of England decree is irrelevant: it’s adults who make the choice, not children.