The Sutton Trust has been mentioned throughout the debates in parliament on the government’s grammar schools policy and proposals for “schools that work for everyone”.
The Prime Minister Theresa May gave her first major domestic policy speech on Friday 9th September, mentioning the Sutton Trust’s pioneering work through the Open Access scheme with Belvedere College as an example of a good independent school sector initiative.
Sutton Trust research was cited at the Committee Stage reading of the Higher Education Bill in the House of Commons.
During the Education Committee’s inquiry into MATS , the Sutton Trust’s Chain Effects lead author Professor Merryn Hutchings gave evidence to the committee.
Social Mobility APPG Access into Leading Professions Inquiry Session Two – Access into Medicine – a summary
The issue of access into medicine emerged as one of particular interest following the publication of the Sutton Trust’s report Leading People 2016. This session investigated why the medical profession is recruiting such a disproportionate number of people educated in the independent sector.
The Sutton Trust's research was cited regularly in a debate on the proposals relating to education, skills and training in the Queen’s Speech this week.
Andrea Jenkyns, Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, and a champion of the Sutton Trust and Social Mobility APPG's inquiry into access into leading professions, raised her role with the Sutton Trust in oral Business Innovation and Skills questions this week.
During a discussion on the Sutton Trust's evidence on the effectiveness of academy chains, prompted by former Labour Schools Minister Stephen Timms, the Education Secretary accepted one of the Trust's recommendations.
The Sutton Trust has responded to the Education Committee inquiry on the role of Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), drawing on our own research into academies in Chain Effects 2014 and 2015 as well as on the government's latest proposals to make every school an academy as set out in the white paper Educational Excellence Everywhere.
The Sutton Trust has submitted its response to the government's consultation on introducing a National Funding Formula.