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Parliamentary privilege 2024

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at the educational backgrounds of the new House of Commons. Since 2010, we have been looking at the educational backgrounds of the 650 Members of Parliament elected to the House of Commons. Following the UK General Election on July 4th, our detailed analysis of the...

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CECIL: final report

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust discusses the importance of coaching early conversations, interaction and language. The Coaching Early Conversation Interaction and Language (CECIL) Project, which started in September 2020, has focused on exploring coaching-led approaches to support the effective implementation of early language interventions, especially in Private, Voluntary & Independent (PVI)...

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Fair opportunity for all

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust is a roadmap for the next government to tackle educational inequality and improve social mobility. In Britain, the opportunity to succeed is still heavily shaped by your socio-economic background – the social and economic circumstances that you grew up in. As the 2024 General Election fast...

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Social mobility and opportunity

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at public attitudes to social mobility and opportunity in the UK today. With a General Election just weeks away – what are the British public’s views on equality of opportunity and social mobility? Do today’s voters want to see greater action to level the playing...

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School Funding and Pupil Premium 2024

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust takes a closer look at schools funding and how school leaders are spending their budgets this year. Our annual survey of 1,282 teachers, conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) as part of their Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey, takes a closer look at schools...

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Reforming student maintenance

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust illustrates why student maintenance is an issue which needs to move up the political agenda ahead of the election. This General Election policy briefing, the third in our new series of briefings ahead of the next election, looks at the student maintenance system, which determines the...

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Closing the attainment gap

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust looks at the gap in educational outcomes between students from more and less affluent backgrounds. This General Election policy briefing, the second in our new series of briefings ahead of the upcoming election, looks at the attainment gap – the gap in educational outcomes between students...

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Inequality in early years education

This report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust examines the key issues in early education and childcare alongside the policies of the main political parties. This General Election policy briefing, the first in our new series of policy briefings ahead of the upcoming election, examines extensive evidence of the key issues in early education...

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Selective Comprehensives 2024

In this report from UK think tank the Sutton Trust, the NFER updates its work on Selective Comprehensives 2017 and discusses what it means for understanding an education sector in transition. The Sutton Trust has published a series of research pieces looking at school admissions, repeatedly uncovering evidence that England’s top comprehensive schools are, in...

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Student maintenance analysis 2023

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust looks at students' essential spending. Earlier this year, our research revealed the extent to which students across the country were struggling to manage financially during the cost of living crisis, following a period of record high levels of inflation. Building on these previous findings, this new...

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