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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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Select Government Matching Fund Programmes: A...

A report undertaken by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) on behalf of the Sutton...

The Missing 3000 – State Schools Under-...

A major analysis of university access by the Sutton Trust based on figures generated by the Higher Education Funding...

01 August 2004
A Pilot of Aptitude Testing for University En...

The results of a National Foundation for Educational Research study which showed that introducing an SAT could help less...

Aptitude Testing for University Entrance: A L...

The authoritative National Foundation for Educational Research study on aptitude testing for university entrance.

01 February 2001
Entry to Leading Universities

An influential study, which exposed the massive under-representation of state school and working class students at our leading universities.

01 May 2000