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Our Programmes

We believe that all young people should have the chance to explore their future options regardless of their background, gender, ethnicity or where they live. This is why we run our programmes. We want you to live on a university campus, explore university subjects, take part in work experience and find out what your future could hold.

Latest Research

Life Lessons

October 12, 2017 Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute

This report, by Carl Cullinane and Rebecca Montacute, brings together new polling from Ipsos–Mori, NFER and YouGov to highlight the recognition among teachers, employers and young people of how important life skills are to the success of young people, as well as exploring current provision for life skills development in state schools and the level of demand for improvement.

Closing gaps early

September 28, 2017 Jane Waldfogel, Kitty Stewart

This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of early years policy in light of evidence about what works. It assesses the strengths and limitations of where we are today, and identifies priority areas and key next steps for policy attention.

Extra Time

September 7, 2017 John Jerrim

This report combines our long-running polling series of 11-16 year olds with international comparisons available for the first time from PISA on private tuition and out-of-school instruction.

Our News


October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, comments on OFFA’s report calling for fundamental changes in widening participation.

Addressing the early years challenge

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Laura Barbour, Early Years lead at the Sutton Trust, was invited to discuss the impact of early years policy on social mobility by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on nursery schools and nursery classes.

Pupils miss out on life skills

October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

There is a big mismatch between pupil take-up of extra-curricular activities in secondary schools – activities that could help develop the life skills regarded as essential by employers - and what teachers say their school is offering.