• Pressure grows for uni admissions change as 2 in 3 students back post-qualification applications

    Ministers are under growing pressure to introduce post-qualification applications for university after research found most students believe applying after receiving their results would be fairer. A study by the Sutton Trust into reforming university admissions found that 66 per cent of just over 500 students surveyed in September felt a post-qualification approach would be fairer

    0.01 Oct. 29th, 2020 | News

  • Williamson backs national online tutoring pilot

    The government has backed a national online tutoring pilot that will see hundreds of disadvantaged pupils receive free tuition from university undergraduates, but it will reach fewer youngsters than originally hoped. Schools Week revealed last month that four education charities were in talks with ministers about plans to test whether one-on-one tutoring could help narrow

    0.01 Jun. 3rd, 2020 | News

  • Charities in talks with ministers over tuition pilot

    Four charities are in talks with ministers about a pilot scheme that could see one-to-one tuition delivered to thousands of pupils across England in an attempt to close the disadvantage gap. The Education Endowment Foundation, Nesta, Impetus and the Sutton Trust have confirmed they are “exploring ways to get high-quality tuition – including through online

    5.00 May. 8th, 2020 | News

  • Coronavirus: 6 key findings from the Sutton Trust's research on university applications

    More than two in five A-level pupils believe the assessment system in place this year will adversely affect their grades, while almost half believe the Covid-19 crisis will hit their chances of getting into their first-choice university. Social mobility charity The Sutton Trust polled pupils studying for their A-levels this year, and found many were

    10.22 May. 4th, 2020 | News

  • Admissions shake-up call as report reveals lack of diversity in top roles

    Almost two in five MPs serving in top government positions were privately educated, despite just seven per cent of people nationally attending independent schools, a new report has found. The Social Mobility Commission and Sutton Trust have called for changes to school admissions and an opening-up of private schools after their Elitist Britain 2019 report

    0.01 Jun. 25th, 2019 | News

  • Academy autonomy 'has no positive impact in the classroom'

    Almost half of academy leaders believe that the extra autonomy granted to academies has no positive impact in the classroom, according to new analysis by the Sutton Trust. Thirty per cent of academy senior leaders who took part in a poll on the additional autonomy that comes from academy status said it had “no effect”

    0.01 Apr. 19th, 2018 | News

  • Schools that engage with parents boost pupil progress, report reveals

    Training school staff to help the parents of disadvantaged children to get more involved in their education helps learning at home and improves progress at school, a report from the Sutton Trust has found. The research from the Sutton Trust and the University of Oxford looked at the work of the Parental Engagement Network, a

    0.01 Nov. 24th, 2017 | News

  • Poor pupils eschew music and sports clubs for more core tuition

    Poorer pupils are missing out on music and sports clubs because they have to spend more time trying to improve their maths and English, the Sutton Trust has found. On average, year 11 pupils in England spend nine and a half hours per week on additional tuition, including activities outside the normal school timetable provided

    0.01 Sep. 7th, 2017 | News