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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 250 reports, many of which have gone on to influence national policy.


Major new cohort study examining the long-term impact of the pandemic on educational inequality and social mobility.

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Parliamentary Privilege 2024

What are the educational backgrounds of the new MPs elected to the House of Commons?

05 July 2024
Fair opportunity for all

Our roadmap to reducing educational inequality and improving social mobility

30 May 2024
Social mobility and opportunity

Exploring the British public's views on inequality and social mobility.

29 May 2024
Closing the attainment gap

Our second General Election policy briefing focuses on the attainment gap.

22 February 2024
Selective Comprehensives 2024

Our latest research highlighting the issues with school admissions.

11 January 2024
Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2023

Where were members of the new cabinet educated?

14 November 2023
25 Years of University Access

How has access to higher education changed since 1997?

08 October 2023
Stories from the Class of 2023

Hear from young people on their pandemic experiences and their plans for future.

09 August 2023
Jan Paul Schlindwein, Milo Warby, Matthew Holt, Helen KenneyAsma Ali Farah,
Speaking Up

How does accent impact social mobility?