Our research

Our agenda-setting research identifies the root causes of low social mobility and promotes effective solutions through education and employment.

Since 1997 we've published over 200 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.

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Elites in the UK: Pulling Away?

An analysis of the economic, social and geographic distinctiveness of the UK’s elite.


Date:
22 January 2020
Author:
Katharina Hecht, Daniel McArthur, Mike Savage, Sam Friedman
Parliamentary Privilege 2019

Our analysis of the educational background of the new House of Commons.


Date:
13 December 2019
Author:
Rebecca Montacute, Maariyah Dawood
Making the Grade

We analysed the impact of Michael Gove's GCSE reforms on disadvantaged pupils.


Date:
05 December 2019
Author:
Simon Burgess, Dave Thomson
Self-Regulation in the Early Years

Our action research pilot into developing early years essential skills.


Date:
03 December 2019
Author:
Laura Barbour
Social Mobility Polling 2019

Ahead of the General Election, we surveyed the British public on their attitudes to social mobility and opportunity.


Date:
20 November 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Mobility Manifesto 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election campaign, we set out an ambitious agenda to address Britain’s low mobility problem.


Date:
07 November 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Private Tuition 2019

We surveyed teachers and young people to guage the prevalence of private tuition in England and Wales.


Date:
25 September 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
University Aspirations 2019

We surveyed young people to find out how they feel about higher education.


Date:
14 August 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2019

Our analysis of the educational background of Boris Johnson's new cabinet.


Date:
26 July 2019
Author:
Rebecca Montacute, Ruby Nightingale