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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.


Major new cohort study examining the long-term impact of the pandemic on educational inequality and social mobility.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

New evidence on the mental health of young people after the pandemic. (COSMO study initial findings)

Speaking Up

How does accent impact social mobility?

Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2022 (Rishi Sunak)

What are the education backgrounds of Rishi Sunak's cabinet?

26 October 2022
Lockdown Learning

The most comprehensive picture yet of young people's experiences of learning during lockdown. (COSMO study initial findings)

13 October 2022
Education recovery and catch-up

New evidence on young people's experiences of education recovery and catch-up when schools re-opened. (COSMO study initial findings)

Future plans and aspirations

How were young people's future plans and aspirations impacted by the pandemic? Findings from the COSMO cohort study.

13 October 2022
Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2022 (Liz Truss)

Our analysis of the education backgrounds of the Liz Truss' new Cabinet.

07 September 2022
A levels and University Access 2022

We look at the impact of Covid as students sit their first exams in three years.

04 August 2022
Social Mobility: Past, Present and Future

An updated picture of social mobility in Britain to mark our 25th anniversary.