The Sutton Trust

The Sutton Trust seeks to improve social mobility through education. To achieve this, the trust runs a variety of programmes that support talented and highly able students from low to middle-income families.

The Sutton Scholars Programme

Sutton Scholars is the Trust’s flagship programme that supports highly attaining low to middle-income students in ‎early secondary school – widening the pipeline of talent that feeds initiatives aimed at later age ranges, including the Trust’s sixth form Summer School Programme. Sutton Scholars begins in key stage three (age 11-14) and offers a minimum of two years of attainment-raising and enrichment activity delivered through leading universities.

Currently, Sutton Scholars pupils at University College London, Cambridge, Warwick and Nottingham are in the top 5-10 percent of the ability range. The programme fills a gap in provision since the demise of national programmes to support high achievers. The Trust’s vision is, in time, for all of its partner universities‎ to run a Sutton Scholars Programme to feed into other Trust-sponsored initiatives, including Pathways and Summer Schools, as well as institution-specific access programmes. ‎

Sofronie has contributed to The Sutton Scholars Programme for two years and has been greatly encouraged by the successful impact this programme has had on young students.

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