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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Mobility Manifesto 2019

Ahead of the 2019 election campaign, we set out an ambitious agenda to address Britain’s low mobility problem.


Date:
07 November 2019
Private Tuition 2019

We surveyed teachers and young people to guage the prevalence of private tuition in England and Wales.


Date:
25 September 2019
University Aspirations 2019

We surveyed young people to find out how they feel about higher education.


Date:
14 August 2019
Sutton Trust Cabinet Analysis 2019

Our analysis of the educational background of Boris Johnson's new cabinet.


Date:
26 July 2019
The Recruitment Gap

Using survey responses from Teacher Tapp, we analysed how teachers feel about recruitment difficulties and teacher shortages.


Date:
09 July 2019
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