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Smith, George; Sylva, Kathy; Smith, Teresa; Sammons, Pam; Omonigho, Aghogho – Sutton Trust, 2018
Latest research from the authors and their team at the University of Oxford has used administrative data, a survey of local authorities, and a series of case studies to paint a picture of what has happened to children's centres across England. The six case studies include Londonborough, Portcity, Shipcity, Rivershire, Midshire, and Northport.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care Centers, Disadvantaged Environment, Young Children
Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2018
The United Kingdom has a considerable attainment gap between students from the most and the least advantaged backgrounds. This gap opens up in the early years, with disadvantaged pupils already over four months behind their more advantaged peers by the time they start at primary school. The gap then continues to widen as students progress through…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Academically Gifted, Identification
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2018
Earlier this year, the Sutton Trust released "Internships -- unpaid, unadvertised, unfair"; which examined current available evidence on internships in the UK. Following increased attention to the topic in the period since the Sutton Trust first looked at this issue in 2014, there appears to have been some progress on the lack of pay for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Income, Access to Education
Montacute, Rebecca; Cullinane, Carl – Sutton Trust, 2018
Parents from all backgrounds and walks of life want to do the best for their children. Unfortunately, for many reasons, this is easier for some more than others. Those with more money, education and confidence are more able to give their children the best possible chance of succeeding in the educational system and beyond. This is a key challenge…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Financial Contribution, Parent School Relationship, School Choice
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky – Sutton Trust, 2017
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains, and especially multi-academy trusts (MATs) as the best way of working to improve the performance of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Wyness, Gill – Sutton Trust, 2017
This report reviews literature on both sides of the Atlantic to study the admissions process, specifically focusing on elements of the process which may prove to be particular barriers to disadvantaged students--including the University and College Admissions Service (UCAS) form, course choices, predicted grades, and personal statements--and looks…
Descriptors: College Admission, Disadvantaged Youth, Barriers, Access to Education
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2017
Essential life skills such as confidence, motivation, resilience and communication are associated with better academic outcomes and better prospects in the workplace, and there is an increasing emphasis on their value, given labour market trends towards automation. While 'character' has traditionally been at the centre of British private school…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Skill Development, Self Control, Self Esteem
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2017
Analysis from London Economics for the Sutton Trust shows that the reforms to student finance introduced in October will reduce student loan repayments for graduates by £8,000. However, the report raises concern that these changes do not go far enough to tackle the problems of high student debt and its consequences for both graduates and the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Access to Education, Debt (Financial)
Stewart, Kitty; Waldfogel, Jane – Sutton Trust, 2017
It is now widely recognized that the early years are fundamental in preparing children for success in school and in later life. The skills and abilities developed in the early years provide the platform for later learning, while early deficits can have lasting consequences for later inequality and social mobility. We also know that early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Child Rearing, Leaves of Absence
Blackburn, Lucy Hunter; Kadar-Satat, Gitit; Riddell, Sheila; Weedon, Elisabet – Sutton Trust, 2016
Access to universities across the United Kingdom remains a challenge despite improvements in recent years. Those challenges are still more marked in Scotland than in the other nations, as this report shows. This report lays bare the extent of the challenge. Scotland has a different approach to higher education. It no longer charges tuition fees,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Higher Education, Economically Disadvantaged
Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
This study compares tuition funding arrangements, debt at graduation, and earnings outcomes for full-time domestic undergraduates in eight Anglophone countries: the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland), United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. According to multiple estimates, the average English student faces…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Finance, Financial Support
Allen, Rebecca; Thompson, Dave – Sutton Trust, 2016
Secondary schools have managed significant changes in the Key Stage 4 curriculum they offer in response to changes in performance tables and accountability measures from 2010 onwards. In this piece, the authors assess how these changes are starting to affect the educational choices and successes of pupils at the ages of 16 and 18. This is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Performance
Hutchings, Merryn; Francis, Becky; Kirby, Philip – Sutton Trust, 2016
Successive governments have promoted academy sponsorship as a way to improve the educational achievement of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the academies programme has developed, policymakers have increasingly seen academy chains (especially multi-academy trusts) as the best method for fostering professionalism, value for money and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Low Income Students, Charter Schools, Secondary Schools
Sammons, Pam; Toth, Katalin; Sylva, Kathy – Sutton Trust, 2015
This report looks at children's education careers by drawing on data from a sample of more than 3,000 young people who have been tracked through school since the age of three. In particular, this research identified a group of disadvantaged children, establishing what predicted their academic success at the age of 11 and following them up to age…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Predictor Variables, Success
Anders, Jake – Sutton Trust, 2015
While the issue of access to the professions is relatively well understood, there is limited understanding of the impact of entrants' backgrounds on success once in graduate employment. The research looks at the way social background continues to influence graduate pay and career progression once in professional employment. Key findings include:…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Economically Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Background, Salary Wage Differentials
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