Our research

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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Elitist Britain 2019

Analysis of the educational backgrounds of 5,000 of Britain's leading people.


Date:
24 June 2019
School Funding and Pupil Premium 2019

Polling of teachers on school funding, budget pressures, the pupil premium and evidence use.


Date:
17 April 2019
Selective Comprehensives Great Britain

A look at how socially selective top performing secondary schools are, and how admissions could be improved.


Closing the Regional Attainment Gap

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


Date:
21 February 2019
Chain Effects 2018

The final Chain Effects report analyses the effectiveness of the academies programme on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.


Date:
20 December 2018
Parent Power 2018

We looked at the cultural and financial resources parents use to boost their children’s chances of educational success.


Date:
12 September 2018
Author:
Carl CullinaneRebecca Montacute,
Potential for Success

Potential for Success analyses how high performing students from disadvantaged backgrounds fare in secondary schools.


Date:
18 July 2018
Private Tuition Polling 2018

Our annual Sutton Trust/Ipsos MORI polling series of 16-18 year olds reveals increasing numbers of students receive private tuition.


Date:
16 July 2018
Author:
Sutton Trust,
Free For All?

This report, co-authored with NFER, takes a snapshot of the free school programme in England.