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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The Recruitment Gap

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


Date:
09 July 2019
Author:
Laura McInerney, Rebecca Allen
Elitist Britain 2019

Analysis of the educational backgrounds of 5,000 of Britain's leading people.


Date:
24 June 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
School Funding and Pupil Premium 2019

Polling of teachers on school funding, budget pressures, the pupil premium and evidence use.


Date:
17 April 2019
Author:
The Sutton Trust
Selective Comprehensives Great Britain

A look at how socially selective top performing secondary schools are, and how admissions could be improved.


Date:
26 March 2019
Author:
Jens Van Den Brande, Jude Hillary, Carl Cullinane
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
Author:
APPG on Social Mobility
Chain Effects 2018

The final Chain Effects report analyses the effectiveness of the academies programme on the attainment of disadvantaged pupils.


Date:
20 December 2018
Author:
Becky Francis, Merryn Hutchings
Access to Advantage

We looked at how university access in England is impacted by the school attended and location in the country.


Date:
07 December 2018
Author:
Rebecca Montacute
Pay As You Go?

We used YouGov data from thousands of young graduates and employers to paint a detailed picture of graduate internships.


Date:
23 November 2018
Author:
Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute
Parent Power 2018

We looked at the cultural and financial resources parents use to boost their children’s chances of educational success.


Date:
12 September 2018
Author:
Carl Cullinane, Rebecca Montacute