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The Sutton Trust and the US-UK Fulbright Commission are delighted to announce the sixth cohort for the Sutton Trust US Programme. Congratulations to the 150 state school students who were chosen out of an incredibly competitive applicant pool; over 1,000 students competed for a place on the programme. See full list of participants. We were impressed… Read more »

Ten practical steps to improve social mobility include fairer grammar school admissions, no more unpaid internships and better early years education The Sutton Trust is calling today for social mobility to be placed at the heart of the 2017 election campaign in a new Mobility Manifesto that sets out 10 practical and evidence-based policies designed… Read more »

Commenting on Justine Greening’s speech today on grammar schools, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Sutton Trust, said: “We welcome Justine Greening’s commitment to addressing the challenges that children from poor and ordinary working families face getting into grammar schools. “Sutton Trust research has shown that existing grammar schools are socially selective. This… Read more »

Almost a third (30%) of heads say the funding they get for poorer pupils is being used to plug gaps in their school’s budget, according to polling published by the Sutton Trust today. 32% of senior leaders in primary schools said they’re using their pupil premium funding in this way, slightly more than those who… Read more »

Plans to shake-up school funding do not do enough to address the ‘double disadvantage’ faced by many poorer pupils living in deprived areas, according to the Sutton Trust and the Education Endowment Foundation. The charities’ joint submission to the Government’s consultation on the National Funding Formula highlights how “economic and educational inequalities hinder social mobility… Read more »

Commenting on the education announcements in today’s Budget, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “We welcome the Chancellor’s plans to introduce T-levels to improve young people’s work-related skills. It is important not only that the new courses are properly funded, but that young… Read more »

Four-fifths of senior figures in financial services think that the way candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds present themselves at interview is preventing them from getting a job in the sector, according to new polling commissioned through YouGov and published by the Sutton Trust and Deutsche Bank today. 81% of respondents in the finance industry cited presentation,… Read more »

The top comprehensive schools for GCSE grades are significantly more socially selective than the average state school in England, according to new research published by the Sutton Trust today. The 500 non-selective state schools where pupils are most likely to get five good GCSEs take just over half the proportion of disadvantaged pupils taken by… Read more »

Commenting on the Education Select Committee’s report on the performance, accountability and expansion of multi-academy trusts, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Sutton Trust, said: “The Committee is right to raise concerns about the performance of multi-academy trusts. Our own research shows that, while there are some academies achieving excellent results, a… Read more »

Commenting on the Social Mobility Commission’s report on disadvantaged pupils’ progress at secondary school, Sir Peter Lampl, Founder and Chairman of the Sutton Trust and Chairman of the Education Endowment Foundation, said: “These are very worrying findings. They echo some earlier Sutton Trust research which showed a dip in performance for able disadvantaged pupils in… Read more »