Support our BBC Radio 4 Appeal

From Sunday 26th September for a week onwards, the Social Mobility Foundation is lucky enough to be the chosen charity for the BBC Radio 4 Appeal. Friend, supporter and former trustee, Fraser Nelson, editor of the Spectator, will be appealing to Radio 4 listeners to donate to the Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) at 07:55 and […]

CEO responds to exam results

Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation and Department for Opportunities, said: We are increasingly concerned about the implications of this year’s exam results for disadvantaged young people. Despite Ofqual’s statement that the A-Level attainment gap had remained stable, the data released thereafter told a starkly different story.[1] The record number of high grades […]

CEO Sarah Atkinson Responds to the Queen’s Speech

We have long argued that the government’s levelling-up agenda must prioritise people and skills – not just infrastructure. So while the ‘lifetime skills guarantee’ in the Queen’s Speech is a welcome step in the right direction, targeted support is needed at a much earlier age. The pandemic has wiped out a decade of progress in […]

Top 75 UK employers for social mobility revealed

*Top 75 UK dominated by Law 36%, the Public sector 25% and Financial services 13% – PwC ranked No 1 employer * *Index results come amidst 1 million young people being out of work due to Covid-19 Today, the Top 75 UK employers in 2020 who have taken the most action on social mobility in […]

Submission to the Education Select Committee

Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP Chair, Education Select Committee House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 28 August 2020   Dear Mr Halfon Summer exam results and next steps for students I write ahead of the Committee’s hearing next week with representatives from Ofqual, and later in the month with the Secretary of State for Education, […]

Social Mobility Foundation: A-level results will shine a light on the inequality that lies at the heart of our education system

Commenting ahead of tomorrow’s A-level results Sarah Atkinson, CEO of the Social Mobility Foundation which coaches thousands of high attaining young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into elite universities every year, said: “These results will shine a light on the inequality that lies at the heart of our education system. There are bright young people the […]

Reverse Dress-Down Day – Support the work of the SMF

Wear business attire and donate to help the Social Mobility Foundation support disadvantaged young people. Disadvantaged students and their futures are set to be disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Our campaign arm, the Department for Opportunities, recently published a YouGov poll which demonstrates that, while at home due to school closures, students from low income families are significantly […]

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