Private school students are 55 times more likely to win a place at Oxbridge and 22 times more likely to go to a top-ranked university than students at state schools who qualify for Free School Meals. New figures published today show the enormity of the challenge facing the Coalition Government to improve social mobility through broadening access to top-ranked universities.
Sir Peter Lampl writes in The Guardian about the potential impact of higher tuition fees.
Students from comprehensive schools are likely to achieve higher class degrees at university than independent and grammar school students with similar A-levels and GCSE results, a major study commissioned by the Sutton Trust and the Government shows.
Lee Elliot Major writes in The Guardian on cuts to the Aim Higher programme.
Sir Peter Lampl wrote for the Times on the dangers of excessive student debt.
A proposal that the GCSE should be adapted to become a national examination for 14-year-olds is made by Professor Alan Smithers and Dr Pamela Robinson of the University of Buckingham in a report published today by the Sutton Trust, which commissioned their research comparing education systems in the 30 countries of the OECD.
The Sutton Trust is partnering with Impetus Trust to launch an early years initiative to narrow gaps in school readiness.
Behaviour problems are significantly more common among children from disadvantaged backgrounds – and are strongly apparent in the pre-school years - according to the preliminary findings of new research commissioned by the Sutton Trust from Dr Liz Washbrook of Bristol University.
Students could end up paying up to five times as much as they currently do on fees for degree courses at England's top universities if tuition fees are completely unregulated. This is the prediction of the Sutton Trust report published today based on a study of what has happened to unregulated fees for overseas and postgraduate students in 20 universities.
Richer, larger and more prestigious independent schools devote a smaller portion of their income to bursaries than their smaller and less high-attaining counterparts, according to new research commissioned by the Sutton Trust.