It is only by understanding the root causes of educational inequalities that the Trust can identify and promote effective solutions to combating them, so research is an important and growing part of our work. Our scope in this area is broad, ranging from early years to university access, and reflects the varied obstacles facing young people from non-privileged backgrounds. Some research is conducted in house in response to specific issues or events, while other projects – particularly more in-depth and specialist studies – are commissioned from external bodies, expert in the relevant field.
DATE RELEASED: 20 November 2012
The Sutton Trust has compiled information on the educational backgrounds of nearly 8,000 people who appeared in the birthday lists of national and Sunday newspapers during 2011.
DATE RELEASED: 21 May 2010Author: Internal Study
This follows up the Sutton Trust's paper on the educational backgrounds of MPs in 2010, focusing on those in the current Cabinet.
DATE RELEASED: 10 May 2010Author: Internal study
A report looking at the school and university backgrounds of MPs in 2010
DATE RELEASED: 15 October 2009Author: Internal study
A report looking at the school and university backgrounds of the UK's leading Scientists and Scholars.
The Educational Backgrounds of Leading Lawyers, Journalists, Vice Chancellors, Politicians, Medics and Chief Executives
DATE RELEASED: 18 April 2009Author: Internal study
The Sutton Trust's submission to the Milburn Commission
DATE RELEASED: 30 November 2008Author: Internal study
A report looking at the school and university backgrounds of the leaders of UK higher education.
DATE RELEASED: 1 June 2006Author: Internal study
A survey of the eeducational backgrounds of the country's leading news journalists, which reveals that the majority have attended independent schools and almost half went to went to Oxbridge
DATE RELEASED: 1 December 2005Author: Internal study
This study looks at the educational profile of members of the Houses of Lord and Commons. It finds that almost one third of MPs and two-thirds of the Lords have been to independent schools, compared to 7% in the wider population, and that 27% of the Commons and 42% of the Lords were educated at Oxbridge.
DATE RELEASED: 15 May 2005Author: Internal study
A comparison of the educational backgrounds of leading barristers, judges and solicitors between 1988/89 and the present.