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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 »

The data deficit effect

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Conor Ryan on how a dearth of data helped the Sutton Trust make news in Scotland. A funny thing happened with our Global Gaps report a couple of weeks ago. John Jerrim’s excellent look at the different performance of highly able 15 year-olds from different social backgrounds gained some good – but not spectacular –… 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 »

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 »

Ruth Davidson MSP (Leader of the Conservative Party) opened First Minister’s Questions with a question on our Global Gaps report. The report discussion lasted for the first 10 minutes with Kezia Dugdale MSP (Leader of the Scottish Labour Party) then also using her opening question to ask the First Minister about our report. Davidson used the report… Read more »