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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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MORI Schools’ Omnibus 2004 (Wave 10)

Most young people aged 11-16 still say that they are likely to go into higher education according to a...

15 May 2004
England’s Education – What can be...

An expert analysis by Alan Smithers of how good English schools really are.

MORI Teachers’ Omnibus 2003 (Wave 1)

A survey of almost 4,000 state school teachers conducted in Autumn 2003.

31 December 2003
Topline Results: MORI Teachers’ Omnibus...

The topline results of the survey by MORI.

31 December 2003
Topline Results: MORI Schools’ Omnibus ...

Topline results of survey by MORI.

31 May 2003
MORI Schools’ Omnibus 2003

Students continue to have high aspirations and enjoy school, according to a IPSOS MORI poll commissioned by the Sutton...

01 May 2003
Home to School Transport Survey

Evidence submitted by the Sutton Trust to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Home to School...

01 February 2003
Teacher Qualifications

A comprehensive study of teachers' qualifications, showing that private school students are much more likely to be taught by...

Supporting Students Applying to Higher Education

In spring 2001, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) carried out a survey, commissioned jointly by The Sutton...