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


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Summary: Room to Play: Phase 2 – Interi...

One of the most recent initiatives from PEEP is the Sutton Trust Shopping Centre Project.

Investing for Impact

A report on the returns to investments in educational programmes based on work by The Boston Consulting Group.

10 October 2007
Retention and Widening Participation in the F...

Engineering courses at Glasgow University, within the agendas of retention and widening participation.

01 October 2007
Blair’s Education – an Internatio...

This report, written by Alan Smithers, Centre for Education and Employment Research, and the University of Buckingham, looks at...

Ballots in School Admissions

A survey of the use of ballots in admissions to universities and schools overseas, and a poll of public...

01 May 2007
A qualitative evaluation of the ‘Into Unive...

An evaluation by NFER into the IntoUniversity programme which was developed by the St Clements and St James Community...

01 April 2007
A qualitative evaluation of the ‘Into U...

A summary of the evaluation by NFER into the Into University programme.

01 April 2007
Creating a High Aspiration Culture for Young ...

Research study undertaken by Ipsos MORI and funded in partnership with HM Treasury which examines parents' aspirations for themselves...

15 January 2007
University Fundraising – An Update

This report analyses the extent and scale of fundraising activity in UK universities.

01 December 2006