The Labour Party still has the greatest support among teachers in England and Wales according to the first poll of teachers' voting intentions in the run up to the General Election.
The extent of the educational divide 'beyond the classroom' is revealed today by research commissioned by the Sutton Trust into the amount of homework and other extra curricular activities undertaken by children of graduate parents compared with those from less educated homes.
The provision of advice and guidance for teenagers at school has plummeted over the last 12 years suggests a major survey commissioned by the Sutton Trust. The decline comes despite a growing need for students, particularly those from non-privileged backgrounds, to be guided through the increasingly varied and complex educational options now on offer, and the limited careers choices open to them in an economic recession.
Forty-two percent of the UK's top scientists and scholars were educated in independent schools - and the dominance of the sector looks set to continue into the next generation, according to the latest report from the Sutton Trust looking at leading figures in British society.
The British public are becoming increasingly pessimistic about opportunities for social mobility and three quarters believe the current economic recession will limit chances for upward mobility, according to the latest poll from the Sutton Trust.
Thousands of state school pupils are not applying to the most selective university degree courses despite having the A-levels to secure a place, new research shows.
Young people's aspirations towards higher education are the highest ever, with 77 percent saying they are fairly likely or very likely to enter university.
A new 'percent' scheme to offer bright pupils in disadvantaged schools a pathway to their local elite university is unveiled today by the Sutton Trust after a review of innovative admissions systems in the UK and across the world. The programme includes an individual admissions route provided students meet minimum A-level grades.
Over two-fifths (43%) of young people in London reported having received private tuition in some form during their school years, an increase from 36% in 2005. The finding comes from a survey of 2,447 11-16 year old students in state schools by Ipsos MORI, which revealed that the proportions of students taking private tuition has increased in five years from 18% to 22% nationally.
The Teach First scheme should be extended to primary schools to attract high calibre graduates into those schools serving poor areas, according to a joint report from the Sutton Trust and the National Education Trust, published today.