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We are a foundation which improves social mobility in the UK through evidence-based programmes, research and policy advocacy. From early years’ through school, college and university to the workplace, we work to combat educational inequality and prevent the subsequent waste of talent. 

Chain effects 2018

December 20, 2018 Becky Francis, Merryn Hutchings

The fifth and final Chain Effects report analyses the effectiveness of the academies programme on the attainment of disadvantaged young people, including their impact on low and high attainers.

Access to advantage

December 7, 2018 Rebecca Montacute

Research Fellow Rebecca Montacute looks at how university access in England is impacted by the school attended and location in the country.

Pay as you go?

November 23, 2018 Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute

‘Pay As You Go?’ uses YouGov survey data from thousands of young graduates and employers to paint a detailed picture of graduate internships for the first time.

Spotlight on: Michelle Sebele

February 15th, 2019|

To celebrate Care Day 2019, we speak to Michelle Sebele: a care leaver, UK Summer School alum, Alumni Leadership Board member, and advocate for change.

Parenting can trump background

February 14th, 2019|

Sir Kevan Collins, Chief Executive of the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF), explains why parents are our biggest ally in closing the attainment gap before school starts.