“This might trigger a rapid social and economic transformation similar to what happened after the two world wars,” he added.
Many British prime ministers – including Boris Johnson and former leader David Cameron – attend independent boarding schools for boys, along with Prince Harry and Prince William.
A number of community leaders, actors and celebrities, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, also attended the school, which this week announced a £ 100 million fund to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Around the world more than 1.5 billion students – more than 90% of the world’s students – are stuck at home because of the closure of schools in about 190 countries, according to UNESCO estimates.
Poorer students face increasing obstacles to achieving good grades because they are faced with lack of space to work, problems reaching online resources and psychological challenges.
“Injustice will become transparent, as in Blitz when it is noted that houses in Belgravia are empty while East End is suffering. Coronavirus is not yet a great leveler, it is much more difficult if you are poor,” Henderson said.