We’re excited to be working on COSMO: a major new national longitudinal cohort study which will examine the short, medium and long term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational inequality and social mobility.

COSMO is a collaboration between the Sutton Trust, the UCL Centre for Education Policy and Equalising Opportunities (CEPEO) and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, with fieldwork led by Kantar Public.

Sutton Trust Online

As a response to the crisis, we’ve launched a brand new digital platform to help thousands of disadvantaged students with their university choices and applications.

Our research


Pupils from independent schools are twice as likely to take part in online lessons every day.


Almost half of apprentices had been furloughed or made redundant.

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The proportion of undergraduate students whose jobs have been affected due to the crisis


A third of early years providers in deprived areas who may have to close within a year.

Our Programmes

Read about the ways in which our programmes are affected by Covid-19.

Our alumni

We asked our alumni to share their thoughts and concerns about the impact of coronavirus on their lives.

Read more about our work