His father was a Czech refugee who came to Britain in 1938. Lampl was born in Wakefield and as the family later moved he was educated at Reigate Grammar School and Cheltenham Grammar School. He has said that the contrast between the Oxbridge entrance rates from these two schools alerted him to the differences in educational opportunity in Britain. He studied at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and the London Business School.
In 1983 he created The Sutton Company, a private equity firm, and by the mid 1990s had become extremely wealthy. Since then he has founded the Sutton Trust and engaged in various campaigning and philanthropical projects, notably the "Open Access" scheme which widened access to the academically selective The Belvedere School in Liverpool.
Summer School Breaks Barriers for the Bright; Scheme Gives All-Expenses-Paid Week to Encourage Applications to Top Universities EDUCATION WALES
Mar 06, 2008; Byline: Abbie Wightwick Education Editor BRIGHT sixth formers in Wales who come from nonprivileged homes are being offered an...
The Debate: Should poorer pupils be sent to private schools; Sam Lister discusses a plan by a millionaire philanthropist.(Features)
Aug 30, 2005; Byline: Sam Lister MILLIONAIRE philanthropist wrote to the Government calling for it to extend his pioneering scheme to fund...