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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.


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Closing the Regional Attainment Gap

The APPG on Social Mobility reports on why there is such variation in how well disadvantaged pupils do across...

21 February 2019
EasyPeasy – Evaluation in Newham

Fiona Jelley and Prof Kathy Sylva present findings from an efficacy trial on parental engagement using the EasyPeasy app.

15 May 2018
Stop Start

Stop Start analyses the decline, adaptation and struggle of Sure Start children's centres across England.

Parental Engagement Fund

The Fund was set up to increase our knowledge of what works to engage parents and support child development.

Parental Engagement Network (PEN)

An evaluation of the effects of the PEN Home Learning Project on children’s development during their time in nursery.

24 November 2017
Closing Gaps Early

This report gives a comprehensive overview of the current state of early years policy.

27 September 2017
Mobility Manifesto 2017

Our Mobility Manifesto sets out ten policies to put social mobility at the heart of the 2017 election campaign.

03 May 2017
International inequalities

This research brief summarises what we know about inequality of achievement in the UK and US, and identifies priorities...

15 December 2016
Easy Peasy parenting app

Findings from an efficacy trial on parent engagement and school readiness skills.