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TES cites our chief executive Lee Major on the damaging effects of any decline in primary outreach. The majority of grammars will be forced to abandon or curtail their work with disadvantaged primary school pupils if the government’s funding proposals go ahead, the Grammar School Heads’ Association (GSHA) has warned. The organisation said selective schools… Read more »

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BBC News quotes our Chairman, Sir Peter Lampl, on university applications Teenagers’ likelihood of applying to university depends heavily on where they live, according to new figures. The study, by the Press Association (PA) news agency, showed London had the highest application rate of 47%, while the South West had the lowest at 32%. It… Read more »

Commenting on today’s report on grammar schools from the Education Select Committee, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “The Education Select Committee is right to urge better evidence that new grammar schools can close the attainment gap. Our research has shown that less… Read more »

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Could you be a Sun Scholar?

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The Sun relaunches Sun Scholars to help recruit to the Sutton Trust summer schools TOO many intelligent kids from ordinary families are missing out on the chance to go to the country’s top universities. Today we are relaunching our Sun Scholars scheme to help bright youngsters achieve their full potential. …. Sun Scholars will attend… Read more »

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UK state pupils rush to Ivy League

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Sian Griffiths interviewed the Sutton Trust Class of 2017 for a Sunday Times news piece on our US Programme A growing number of Britain’s brightest students are leaving to study at America’s top universities, in some cases after being turned down by Oxford and Cambridge. Last year, more than 11,600 British students were enrolled at… Read more »

Education report card makes grim reading

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BBC News’ Brian Taylor cites findings from our Global Gaps report. In theatre and politics, atmosphere is all. In both scenarios, said atmosphere is commonly amplified by the onlookers. In Greek drama, the chorus keep us right. Turn to Bertolt Brecht and such action as there is will be regularly interrupted by a dose of… Read more »

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BBC News cites findings from our Global Gaps report. Nicola Sturgeon has defended her government’s record on education after a report raised concerns about the attainment gap in Scottish schools. The new analysis by the Sutton Trust identified “major weaknesses” in performance in sciences in particular. Opposition leaders described the report as “shameful” and blamed… Read more »

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Andrew Denholm had the front page splash in the Herald in Scotland with our Global Gaps report. Scotland’s brightest pupils are falling behind their international counterparts, according to an influential study. A report by the Sutton Trust said recent figures from industrialised countries showed “major weaknesses” in Scotland including a “prolonged and sustained decline in able… Read more »

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The Sun’s Lynn Davidson cites findings from our Global Gaps report. Clever teenagers from poor backgrounds lag almost three years behind their bright and rich classmates, a shock new report finds. The attainment gap for the poorest but brightest girls is even bigger in reading and science. Analysis of the top 10 per cent of pupils… Read more »

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Schools failing clever but poorer girls

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The Times Nicola Woolcock cites findings from our Global Gaps report. Bright but poor girls are three years behind their better-off peers by the age of 15, a charity suggested yesterday. The Sutton Trust said schools should be held accountable in league tables if they fail clever children from poorer homes after a study looked… Read more »