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.


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

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Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2021

What are the educational backgrounds of the new cabinet?

15 September 2021
A-levels and University Access 2021

What are the effects of this year's exam disruption?

29 July 2021
Inequality in the Highest Degree?

Postgraduates, prices and participation.

Fairness First: Social Mobility, Covid and Ed...

Our priorities for education recovery.

20 May 2021
Measuring Disadvantage

An analysis of the best ways to improve contextual admissions.

14 May 2021
University Admissions: The International Picture

An analysis of PQA and PQO systems around the world.

12 May 2021
School Funding and Pupil Premium 2021

Our annual polling of teachers.

29 April 2021
The University of Life

Employability and essential life skills at university.