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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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University Endowments – A US/UK Comparison

This report by the Sutton Trust reveals that British universities lack the massive endowments of their American rivals, hampering...

30 May 2003
MORI Schools’ Omnibus 2003

Students continue to have high aspirations and enjoy school, according to a IPSOS MORI poll commissioned by the Sutton...

01 May 2003
Home to School Transport Survey

Evidence submitted by the Sutton Trust to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Inquiry into Home to School...

01 February 2003
Teacher Qualifications

A comprehensive study of teachers' qualifications, showing that private school students are much more likely to be taught by...

Supporting Students Applying to Higher Education

In spring 2001, the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) carried out a survey, commissioned jointly by The Sutton...

MORI Schools Survey 2002 Sutton Trust

Marked-up questionnaire - presents findings from the 2002 Survey of Secondary School Pupils carried out by MORI on behalf...

01 May 2002
Topline Results: MORI Schools’ Omnibus ...

Topline results for survey.  

01 May 2002
Educational Apartheid – A Practical Way...

No other country has a two-nation education system, where the most powerful people in society opt out of the...

01 November 2001
A Pilot of Aptitude Testing for University En...

The results of a National Foundation for Educational Research study which showed that introducing an SAT could help less...