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Access gap at top unis is still ten-fold, as poll shows support for lower fees for students from lower income families

13 August 2014

A new report by the Independent Commission on Fees finds nearly ten times as many advantaged students enter a top university compared to disadvantaged students.

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SUMMER SCHOOLS AIM TO DISPEL STATE SCHOOL TEACHERS’ OXBRIDGE MISCONCEPTIONS

11 August 2014

New polling released by the Sutton Trust finds over 40% of teachers in state secondary schools say they would rarely or never advise academically-gifted pupils to apply to Oxbridge.

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SUTTON TRUST WELCOMES GROWTH IN DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY BUT WARNS SIGNIFICANT GAP STILL PERSISTS

25 July 2014

Dr Lee Elliot Major, comments new UCAS research on disadvantaged pupils applying to university.

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Best academy chains outperform mainstream average for poorer pupils, but weakest ones fall behind – new Sutton Trust research

24 July 2014

New Sutton Trust research shows the impact of academy chains on low-income students.

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OFFA: SUTTON TRUST WELCOMES INCREASED OUTREACH, BUT WARNS ACCESS GAP STILL TOO HIGH

17 July 2014

Conor Ryan comments on the new OFFA/HEFCE report on university access agreements.

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HIGHER APPRENTICESHIPS BETTER FOR JOBS THAN UNIVERSITY DEGREES SAY PUBLIC - NEW POLLING FOR SUTTON TRUST/PEARSON SUMMIT

8 July 2014

Significant public support for degree-level apprenticeships as an alternative to traditional university degrees is revealed in new polling to be presented to delegates today at an international summit on apprenticeships and vocational education.

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Private school premium of £194,000 revealed in new report

3 July 2014

A new independent report by the Social Market Foundation reveals children who attend private school will earn £193,700 more on average than their state educated peers.

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Sutton Trust comment on new Social Mobility Commission report

30 June 2014

Conor Ryan comments on a new Social Mobility Commission report.

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Sutton Trust responds to Department for Education figures on access to top universities

27 June 2014

James Turner comments on new DfE figures that reveal private school students were five times as likely to go to Oxbridge as their state school peers in 2011.

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Most UK university endowment funds fail to grow as US funds increase by a quarter in a decade – Sutton Trust research

26 June 2014

New research by the Sutton Trust published today reveals Endowment funds at American universities have recovered from the economic downturn better than their British counterparts.

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