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

06 September 2017
Mobility Manifesto 2017

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

03 May 2017
Science Shortfall

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

27 January 2017
Shadow Schooling: Private tuition and social ...

This report provides an overview of the private tuition market in the UK and how it intersects with social...

07 September 2016
Developing Teachers

The report follows on from our 2014 report, What Makes Great Teaching, and argues that improved teacher ­development...

23 January 2015
Sutton Trust,
What makes great teaching?

This report reviews over 200 pieces of research to identify the elements of teaching with the strongest evidence of...

Extra-curricular Inequalities

This report finds children from the most advantaged households benefit from significantly more spending on extra-curricular activities than their...

03 September 2014