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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 »

Ethnic background plays a significant role in grammar school entry, with disadvantaged white British pupils having the lowest rate of entry to grammars among a range of ethnic groups, according to new analysis published by the Sutton Trust today. The Gaps in Grammar research brief finds that disadvantaged Indian pupils are four times more likely… Read more »

Commenting on the latest OECD PISA report, Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “Today’s PISA results suggest some improvement in the ability of disadvantaged students in the UK to beat the odds and succeed in science, though such resilience is still well behind that of students… Read more »

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Don’t be trumped

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Sir Peter Lampl urges bright students to still consider US study despite President Trump’s election. Like many, I woke up on November 10th concerned for the future of the world. I was extremely worried that an America under Donald Trump would lose its progressive and tolerant values. The anti-immigration tone of Trump’s campaign has caused… Read more »

Responding to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s final annual report as chief inspector, Sir Peter Lampl, chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation said: “Sir Michael Wilshaw’s final report is a robust reminder of the big education gaps that exist between different parts of England. Social mobility is a much bigger problem in some… Read more »

An app that sends game ideas and tips on child development to mums and dads has been found to improve children’s concentration and their willingness to complete difficult tasks, according to the results of a randomised controlled trial carried out by the University of Oxford’s Department of Education and published by the Sutton Trust today…. Read more »