We want to place educational inequality firmly on the national agenda. Our team is available for comment, interviews and information, and we also have a network of partners with specialist expertise.

Topics of expertise include:

  • Educational inequality and disadvantage

  • Free school meals

  • Grammar schools

  • University admissions

  • Rounded/character/skills education

  • Teacher CPD, wellbeing, and leadership

  • Post-16 careers and education destinations

Contact Details





Fair Education Alliance
C/O Teach First
6 Mitre Passage
SE10 0ER

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The Fair Education Alliance is a coalition of over 100 of the UK’s leading organisations from business, the third sector and education.

Our Vision

The Fair Education Alliance is working towards a world where our education system is fair – where no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background. This is a world where disadvantage no longer determines literacy and numeracy rates at primary school, GCSE attainment at secondary school, the emotional wellbeing and resilience of young people, participation in further education or employment based training and university graduation.

Our Mission

To use our collective voice and influence to create change by helping a wide range of stakeholders to close the gap between the most disadvantaged children and their wealthier peers.

fair education Impact Goals

Each Alliance member is united behind achieving the Fair Education Impact Goals – five transformational goals which, if achieved in the next ten years, will substantially reduce educational inequality. Created following consultation with over 1,700 teachers, charities, businesses and world leading experts, the Fair Education Impact Goals follow the educational journey of a child from primary school through to Higher Education and the workplace.


The Fair Education Alliance was launched on 20th June 2014 at the Sunday Times Higher Education Festival by 25 organisations committed to creating a fair, world class education system. From Teach First and the National Association of Head Teachers, to children’s charities such as Save the Children and Barnardo’s, and business organisations including UBS, Business in the Community and CBI; this was the first time such a diverse range of organisations had come together to work towards tackling this problem.

Team & Partners

Sam Butters, CEO

Sam Butters is CEO of the Fair Education Alliance, a coalition of over 100 of the UK’s leading organisations from business, the third sector and education. She has ten years of experience in strategy, business and organisational leadership, having previously led on Teach First's strategy and planning, delivering strategic projects and organisational change across regional offices in England and Wales, and on projects on funding and regulation in Higher Education at Deloitte.

Through this she became a passionate advocate for collective action to tackle educational inequality, and is committed to having a social impact and creating a fairer world.



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