Commenting on the Office for Fair Access’ latest report into access agreements, Sir Peter Lampl, Chairman of the Sutton Trust and of the Education Endowment Foundation, said today:

Today’s report from OFFA tells us that the increased investment in access and outreach funding in recent years has led to real improvements in access to higher education for young people from disadvantaged background. However, whilst entry rates for undergraduates from low-income homes are improving, a persistent access gap of over nine times remains at the most selective universities. It is vital that institutions continue and extend their outreach work to narrow that gap.