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Plans to shake-up school funding do not do enough to address the ‘double disadvantage’ faced by many poorer pupils living in deprived areas, according to the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation. The charities’ joint submission to the Government’s consultation on the National Funding Formula highlights how “economic and educational inequalities hinder social mobility… Read more »

Commenting on the education announcements in today’s Budget, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s plans to introduce T-levels to improve young people’s work-related skills. It is important not only that the new courses are properly funded, but that young… Read more »

Four-fifths of senior figures in financial services think that the way candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds present themselves at interview is preventing them from getting a job in the sector, according to new polling commissioned through YouGov and published by the Sutton Trust and Deutsche Bank today. 81% of respondents in the finance industry cited presentation,… Read more »

The top comprehensive schools for GCSE grades are significantly more socially selective than the average state school in England, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today. The 500 non-selective state schools where pupils are most likely to get five good GCSEs take just over half the proportion of disadvantaged pupils taken by… Read more »

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on the performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Sutton Trust, said: “The Committee is right to raise concerns about the performance of multi-academy trusts. Our own research shows that, while there are some academies achieving excellent results, a… Read more »

Commenting on the Social Mobility Commission’s report on disadvantaged pupils’ progress at secondary school, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “These are very worrying findings. They echo some earlier Sutton Trust research which showed a dip in performance for able disadvantaged pupils in… 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 »

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 »

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 »