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The Sutton Trust and our sister charity, the Education Endowment Foundation, receive recognition for our evidence-based research on the best school strategies in the Financial Times. At the start of the summer term, let us hail Brandy Young. The elementary school teacher from Texas announced last year that her class would no longer receive homework.“Eat… Read more »

Pupils from wealthy homes tend to earn more

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Helen Warrell of the Financial Times quotes our Chairman in a piece on Justine Greening’s speech to the Social Mobility Commission conference. Low-achieving pupils from rich families will typically go on to earn more than talented poorer children, according to UK education secretary Justine Greening. Ms Greening — who is the first education secretary to… Read more »

The Financial Times’ Helen Warrell cites findings from our Gaps in Grammar report. Children from families who are “just about managing” are significantly less likely to gain entrance to a grammar school than their wealthier peers, according to research that casts doubt on Theresa May’s plans to expand selective schooling. A report by the Sutton… Read more »

Tory MPs criticise May’s grammar school plans

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Financial Times’ correspondent Helen Warrell quotes our Chairman, Sir Peter Lampl on the education Green Paper Government plans to bring back grammar schools in England have met with fierce criticism from some Conservative MPs, underlining the challenge Theresa May faces in bringing the proposals through parliament. Setting out details of the reform programme to MPs,… Read more »

The Financial Times’ Helen Warrell cites findings from our Shadow Schooling report. The number of youngsters receiving private tutoring in subjects such as maths, English and the sciences has risen by more than a third in the past decade as parents seek help for their children for GCSEs and school entrance exams, new research has… Read more »

City dress code ties graduates in knots

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The Financial Times’ Jim Pickard cites our Pathways to Banking research. Brown shoes, loud ties and ill-fitting suits have all scuppered the chances of graduates hoping to become investment bankers, according to a report written for the Social Mobility Commission that says “polish” still helps you get ahead in the City of London. The report,… Read more »

Waldegrave threat over recruiting plan

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Conor Ryan was quoted in the Financial Times’  report on the reaction to Matt Hancock’s plans to improve social mobility.  “A government proposal that employers should find out whether prospective recruits attended a private school has so infuriated Lord Waldegrave, a former Conservative cabinet minister and now provost of Eton College, that he has threatened to resign his… Read more »

Poorest graduates face £50,000 debt

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Gonzalo Vina reported on Degrees of Debt for the Financial Times Personal Finance pages. Students in England graduate with higher debts, on average, than their peers in any other English-speaking country, including the US. A study carried out by the Sutton Trust, a group that campaigns for greater social mobility, showed the poorest British students run… Read more »

Gonzalo Vina reported for the Financial Times on our Degrees of Debt research. Students in England graduate with higher debts, on average, than their peers in any other English-speaking country, including the US, according to research. A comparative study carried out by the Sutton Trust, a group that campaigns for greater social mobility, showed the… Read more »

More or Less presenter Tim Harford cited Chain Effects and the EEF in a look at how statistics are presented for the FT Magazine. In January 2015, a few months before the British general election, a proud newspaper resigned itself to the view that little good could come from the use of statistics by politicians…. Read more »