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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Life Lessons

We commissioned new polling on perceptions of life skills and explore provision for life skills development in state schools.


Date:
11 October 2017
Extra Time

This report combines our annual polling with international comparisons from PISA on private tuition.


Date:
06 September 2017
Social Mobility 2017

We published three research reports to coincide with our Social Mobility 2017 summit.


Date:
11 July 2017
Chain Effects 2017

Our annual Chain Effects report analyses the effectiveness of the academies programme on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.


Date:
29 June 2017
Mobility Manifesto 2017

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


Date:
03 May 2017
Teacher Polling 2017

Our annual polling of teachers through the National Foundation for Educational Research.


Date:
11 April 2017
Selective Comprehensives 2017

Selective Comprehensives considers whether policy changes have had an impact on social selection in comprehensive schools.


Global Gaps

This report draws on the 2015 OECD PISA scores to analyse attainment gaps in the UK.


Date:
09 February 2017
Science Shortfall

This research brief assesses the provision of specialist science teaching in secondary schools.


Date:
27 January 2017