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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 »

Bright but poor pupils lag behind their bright but better-off classmates by around two years and eight months in maths, science and reading, according to new Sutton Trust research published today. The attainment gaps within the most able 10% of pupils are even bigger for girls than they are for boys, standing at about three… Read more »

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Sir Peter Lampl comments on today’s HESA data

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“These figures are further worrying evidence of the substantial access gaps that still exist at our universities, especially at our top universities. It is vital to improve access if we are to improve social mobility. Schools, colleges and universities all have a crucial role to play. And it is particularly important that we retain a… Read more »

Teaching is failing to attract enough specialist science graduates – particularly physics teachers – to meet the needs of the growing UK science-based industries, according to new research published today by the Sutton Trust. The report warns of a ‘science shortfall’ caused by the low numbers of biology, chemistry and physics graduates entering teacher training… Read more »

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Commenting on the Social Mobility Commission’s research into the class pay gap, Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, said: “We know too well that graduates from less privileged backgrounds are under-represented in the top professions. But today’s report is a stark warning that disadvantage does not end on a graduate’s first… Read more »

REPORT FROM THE APPG ON SOCIAL MOBILITY ALSO URGES BAN ON UNPAID INTERNSHIPS Thousands of talented young people face a “lost opportunity” because they can’t access top jobs, unless employers take into account factors like whether a potential employee grew up in a poor neighbourhood, according to the report of a cross party MPs and… Read more »

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The Sutton Trust comments on new data from HESA

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HESA’s student statistics for 2015 / 16 show a 47% fall over four years in the number of part-time students enrolling in higher education; from 278k in 2011/12 to 148k in 2015/16. Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of the Sutton Trust, said: “While it is good to see that more and more people are… Read more »

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The daughter of a taxi driver and the son of a trucker are among 42 bright British state school students from low and middle income backgrounds to have won places and financial aid at top US universities through the Sutton Trust US Programme, it was announced today. The students have applied via the early admissions… Read more »

The education gaps between children of the most and least educated parents when they start school are significantly bigger in the US and the UK than they are in Canada and Australia, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today. International Inequalities by Jane Waldfogel of Columbia University and the London School of… Read more »

Sir Peter Lampl comments on UCAS’ End of Cycle report

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Commenting on UCAS’ End of Cycle 2016 report, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “While it is good to see that the proportion of teenagers from the fifth of the population with the lowest entry rates to university has more than doubled in the… Read more »