Commenting on new government plans to consider post-qualification admissions, Sir Peter Lampl, founder and chairman of the Sutton Trust and chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation said:

“We welcome that the government is looking at how to make university admissions more transparent and fairer – something which the Sutton Trust has long campaigned for.

“Moving the timing of applications so students apply to university after they receive their exam results would allow young people to make life-changing decisions based on their actual grades, rather than predicted grades, which we know are wrong in the majority of cases, especially for poorer students.

“For many years the Sutton Trust has campaigned to improve social mobility and moving to a system of post-qualification applications would be a major step forward.

“Reforming university admissions is challenging and so it is only right that the government should consult widely across the sector.”

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