The Sutton Trust was founded by Sir Peter Lampl in 1997. The son of a Viennese émigré who came to Britain in the 1930s, Peter attended grammar school and went on to study at the University of Oxford. After a successful career in private equity, Peter set up the the Sutton Trust in 1997 and ran its first summer school in partnership with the University of Oxford.
Since then, we’ve worked with over 50,000+ young people through our various programmes, published 250+ pieces of agenda setting research and had 30+ substantial policy influences. Our work has put social mobility firmly on the map and established the Sutton Trust as a leading organisation in the social mobility space in the UK.