The All-Party Parliamentary Group for social mobility inquiry into the regional attainment gap examines why there are such big differences in how well disadvantaged pupils do in schools in different parts of the country, as well as how this can be addressed.
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The fifth and final Chain Effects report analyses the effectiveness of the academies programme on the attainment of disadvantaged young people, including their impact on low and high attainers.
Research Fellow Rebecca Montacute looks at how university access in England is impacted by the school attended and location in the country.
The Sutton Trust has produced and commissioned over 200 pieces of research on policy and practice across the broad and complex area of social mobility – from the early years through to university access – reflecting the varied obstacles facing young people from non-privileged backgrounds.
Our research has produced some astonishing statistics which reveal the current state of low social mobility in the UK and the disproportionate representation of the most affluent independent school students in top universities and professions.
In this way, our research informs government, educational practitioners and policy-makers, helping to shape education and employment policy and practice.