The Sutton Trust’s Mobility Manifesto sets an ambitious agenda to put social mobility at the heart of the 2019 election campaign, calling on all political parties to recognise the urgent need to address Britain’s low mobility problem.
School funding and pupil premium 2019 analyses our annual teacher polling, looking at issues around school funding, budget pressures, use of Pupil Premium funding and the application of research evidence in schools.
Our annual polling with Ipsos MORI on the aspirations of young people aged 11-16 looks at the likelihood they will go to university and their views on tuition fees and debt, showing an increase in financial worries.
The Sutton Trust surveyed 1,361 teachers in its annual teacher polling through the National Foundation for Educational Research Teacher Voice Omnibus survey, highlighting how budget cuts are affecting schools.
The research brief looks at undergraduate admissions to Oxford and Cambridge from a widening participation perspective, finding that the application processes differ significantly from college to college.
This report reviews national and international research on widening participation and access programmes to find out which methods are most likely to help disadvantaged pupils get into higher education.
The report follows on from our 2014 report, What Makes Great Teaching, and argues that improved teacher development will positively impact on pupil attainment, particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Sutton Trust is urging fairer admissions to comprehensives, grammar schools and independent schools as part of a 10-point Mobility Manifesto setting out ten practical policy steps designed to put social mobility at the heart of the 2015 election campaign.
This study looks at publicly available data on the proportion of pupils eligible and claiming for free school meals (FSM) in the top 500 comprehensive state schools and at how representative they are of their localities and of their school type.
A major survey of teachers has found widespread support for a link between teachers’ pay and their performance, with three-quarters of teachers believing that annual salary increases should be linked to performance.
80 top independent day schools have called on the Government to support the Sutton Trust’s Open Access scheme, which would enable talented pupils from all backgrounds to enter the country’s highest performing independent day schools.
This paper summarises the Sutton Trust’s position on the Coalition Government’s approach to university access. With concerns that the increases in tuition fees will deter future students from low and middle income backgrounds, the report looks at reforms to university outreach work in England.
The Sutton Trust believes that there needs to be a series of checks, balances and incentives in the school system to ensure that the current reforms benefit all pupils, not just those from privileged homes. This note details some initial proposals for what these essential components of a ‘high autonomy high equity’ school system should be.
Ipsos MORI conducted a research study among 11-16 year olds on behalf of the Sutton Trust between January-April 2010. The survey explored the likelihood of young people going into higher education, reasons for not doing so, the impact of increased tuition fees and private tuition.
This study looks at the educational profile of members of the Houses of Lord and Commons. It finds that almost one third of MPs and two-thirds of the Lords have been to independent schools, compared to 7% in the wider population, and that 27% of the Commons and 42% of the Lords were educated at Oxbridge.
This study looks at the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals (FSM) at the top 200 secondary state schools (6% of schools), and the levels of FSM eligibility in the postcode sectors in which the schools are sited.
An analysis of where Nobel Prize winners were based, showing the increasing dominance of American universities. The research by the Sutton Trust reveals that the number of British citizens receiving a prize has fallen in the past 25 years.
No other country has a two-nation education system, where the most powerful people in society opt out of the state sector. This report analyses the problem, and proposes Open Access as a practical and effective way of healing the divide.