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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. 

Closing the regional attainment gap

February 21, 2019 APPG on Social Mobility

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for social mobility inquiry into the regional attainment gap examines why there are such big differences in how well disadvantaged pupils do in schools in different parts of the country, as well as how this can be addressed.

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.

Social mobility ‘coldspots’ likely to fall back further

February 21st, 2019|

Areas in England where social mobility is low are likely to fall back even further from the rest of the country.  This has serious economic and social repercussions for those living there, according to the report of a cross-party MPs and peers inquiry into the regional attainment gap, published today.

Tackling the regional attainment gap

February 21st, 2019|

Ruby Nightingale, Communications and Public Affairs Officer at the Sutton Trust, reports on the APPG on social mobility’s inquiry on the regional attainment gap and sets out how we might close it.

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.