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Sir Peter Lampl wrote to the Times on the unfair impact of the student debt burden. Sir, The government has passed a shameful rise in tuition fees that will add to debts that we have shown to be by far the highest in the English-speaking world and more than double those of an American university… Read more »

Our Chief Executive, Lee Elliot Major, writes in the TES on social selection at top comprehensive schools. Social selection at our top-performing secondary schools manifests itself in myriad ways. Poorer pupils can be priced out of the catchment areas of popular comprehensives because local houses can cost as much as £45,700 more than those nearby…. Read more »

Our Chairman writes to The Times regarding proposals for contextualised admissions in grammar schools. Sir, Peter Hitchens highlights our research on social selection in comprehensives (letter, Mar 13). However, other Sutton Trust research has shown that today’s grammar schools are highly socially selective, with only 3 per cent of pupils eligible for free school meals…. Read more »

Sir Peter Lampl wrote for Oxford University Press’ education blog on the use of technology in the classroom. There are few things which have the same potential to revolutionise teaching and learning as technological innovation. Many schools have been quick to adapt and integrate new technologies into the classroom. But with so many possibilities, the… Read more »

Education inequality must be tackled

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote for Prospect magazine online on our International Inequalities research brief The world’s English-speaking countries, which include the home nations of Britain and the United States, Australia and Canada, have much in common—culturally, historically, economically. But they are also very different in some ways. And nowhere is this more true than in… Read more »

Sir Peter Lampl: Grading up

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote to The Times letters page on Bristol’s university access plans Tom Bennett (Thunderer, Dec 17) criticises Bristol University for accepting poorer students on lower grades. While he is right not to want to patronise students, he is wrong to assume that without such radical measures we can address an access gap… Read more »

University places

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Sir Peter Lampl wrote to the Times (Scotland) on university access It is worrying that it is becoming harder for Scottish students to gain a university place because of the cap on student places. This is particularly important if Scotland is to improve access for disadvantaged students. Our recent Access in Scotland report showed that… Read more »

Sir Peter Lampl writes for the Sun

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Our chairman wrote an op-ed for the Sun on the importance of early learning. It emerged this week that a simple test on three- year-old children can predict whether they will grow up to be a drain on society. Long-term research by King’s College London saw them perform the 45-minute brain test on more than… Read more »