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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 250 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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Parliamentary Privilege 2024

What are the educational backgrounds of the new MPs elected to the House of Commons?

05 July 2024
Fair opportunity for all

Our roadmap to reducing educational inequality and improving social mobility

30 May 2024
Social mobility and opportunity

Exploring the British public's views on inequality and social mobility.

29 May 2024
CECIL: Final Report

The final report from the Coaching Early Conversations, Interaction and Language (CECIL) project.

School Funding and Pupil Premium 2024

Our annual polling looking at funding pressures in schools.

19 April 2024
Reforming student maintenance

The third policy briefing in our General Election series discusses the student financial support system.

21 March 2024
Closing the attainment gap

Our second General Election policy briefing focuses on the attainment gap.

22 February 2024
Inequality in early years education

The first policy briefing in our General Election series looks at early education.

24 January 2024
Selective Comprehensives 2024

Our latest research highlighting the issues with school admissions.

11 January 2024