2018 has been another year of agenda-setting research for the Sutton Trust. From early years to apprenticeships, we take a look back at twelve stand-out statistics from this year’s reports.
- Following the Jan cabinet reshuffle, we found that almost half of the new cabinet were Oxbridge graduates, compared to just 1% of the population.
- Our first report on internships in 2018 found that the minimum cost of carrying out an unpaid internship in London is over £1,000 per month, or £827 in Manchester.
- Our research into student mobility found state school students are 6 times more likely to stay at home and study locally than their privately educated counterparts.
- In April analysis of Sure Start children’s centres showed as many as 1,000 have closed since 2009 – twice as many as the government have reported.
- Seven years since their set-up, our first analysis of free schools revealed just 1 in 3 free schools have demonstrated a novel approach.
- Our summer polling found just 1 in 5 teachers would recommend an apprenticeship to their highest attaining pupils.
- In August we found private tuition is on the up, with 1 in 4 young people across England and Wales saying they’ve received private or home tuition.
- ‘Potential for Success’ showed over 1,000 promising pupils from less well-off homes miss out on top grades at GCSE each year.
- As pupils went back to school, ‘Parent Power 2018’ revealed almost 1 in 3 professional parents know someone who has used ethically dubious strategies to gain access to a particular school.
- Our first ‘Student Destinations’ report highlighted that between 2006 and 2016, 7,000 more young people enrolled at a top university after completing a Sutton Trust programme than otherwise would have done.
- ‘Pay As You Go?’, our second report on internships, revealed 70% of all internships in the UK are unpaid.
- Our penultimate report of 2018 found 8 top schools and colleges in the UK send as many pupils to Oxbridge as 2,900 others put together.
You can find all our research reports from 2018 here.