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Our programmes


All young people can access universities and the jobs they want.

We believe that all young people should have the chance to explore their future options regardless of their background, gender, ethnicity or where they live. This is why we run our programmes. We want young people to live on a university campus, explore university subjects, take part in work experience and find out what their future could hold.

Our programmes are designed to support our students to make informed choices about their next steps. We work in partnership with top universities who run engaging programmes that give practical advice and leave our young people feeling inspired.

25,000 beneficiaries since 1997
5,000 young people engaged each year
40 programmes supported or hosted by the Trust since 1997

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“Thank you so much to the Sutton Trust for organising this summer school. It was an unbelievably positive experience; I’m less scared about the prospect of university and know that there are other people like me applying to competitive universities too.”

Programmes Supported by the Trust

We are proud to be working in partnership with leading universities, organisations and employers to run programmes that support our social mobility mission. You can read about current programmes supported by the Trust below.

Academic Apprenticeship

Providing personal statement support

Parental Engagement Fund

The Trust’s early years projects

Access Accountancy

Improving access to the accountancy profession

Access Champions

Improving personal statement support in schools

Teacher Summer Schools

Supporting teachers in university admissions

Open Access

Increasing access to independent day schools

Past Programmes

The Trust has been managing and developing programmes since its inception in 1997. Our very first p‎roject was a summer school at the University of Oxford, and since then the Trust’s programme work has expanded to involved dozens of universities and partner charities, to reach thousands of non-privileged students in state schools and colleges up and down the country.

The Trust is proud to have provided funding and support to a wide range of programmes over the years, ranging from pre-school projects to activities aimed at widening access to particular professions.  Many of these programmes have gone on to become successful and sustainable programmes in their own right, reaching many thousands of low and middle income pupils.

Click below to view the full list of organisations and programmes we have supported since 1997.