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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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Initial Response to the Independent Review of...

The Sutton Trust’s response to the Lord Browne Review.


Date:
15 October 2010
Increasing university income from home and ov...

This report, produced by the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, addresses what has happened...


Date:
04 October 2010
Impact Report for the Sutton Trust 1998 ̵...

A report from the University of Nottingham documenting the impact funding from the Sutton Trust has had on widening...


Date:
28 August 2010
Submission to the Independent Review of Highe...

The Sutton Trust's submission to Lord Browne's review of Higher Education Funding and Student Finance.


Date:
30 May 2010
The Reach for Excellence Programme: a summary...

A summary and discussion of the findings from the first cohort of students who participated in the Reach for...


Date:
01 January 2010
Applications, Offers and Admissions to Resear...

A joint report by the Sutton Trust and the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills on applications, offers and...


Innovative University Admissions Worldwide: A...

A review of the evidence around bold approaches to widening access to higher education and a proposal for a...


Date:
01 July 2009
An Evaluation of the Reach for Excellence Pro...

Interim report by NFER of the Reach for Excellence scheme at the University of Leeds.


Date:
15 June 2009
Author:
Primed for Success

Institute of Education Study looking at the characteristics and practices of state schools with good track records of entry...