The aim of the Education Policy Institute is to raise standards in education through rigorous data analysis, research and the exchange of information and knowledge to help inform the public and hold government and decision-makers to account.


The Education Policy Institute is an independent, impartial and evidence-based research institute that aims to promote high quality education outcomes, regardless of social background.

Education can have a transformational effect on the lives of young people. Through our research, we will provide insights, commentary and critiques about education policy in England - shedding light on what is working and where further progress needs to be made. Our research and analysis will span a young person's journey from the early years through to higher education and entry to the labour market. Because good mental health is vital to learning, we also have a dedicated mental health team which will consider the challenges, interventions and opportunities for supporting young people's wellbeing.

Our experienced and dedicated team works closely with academics, think tanks and other research foundations and charities to positively shape the policy agenda.


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Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @mrjpandrews: Increase in the number of girls taking computing, but by far the most male dominated of popular GCSEs #GCSEresults https:/…11 mins ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @natalieperera1: More of this great visualisation of today's #gcseresultsday2016 to come from @EduPolicyInst and @mrjpandrews https://t.…18 mins ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstIntitial #GCSEresults analysis: Girls continue to outperform boys in nearly all #GCSE subjects mins ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstCongratulations to pupils receiving their GCSE results today. Analysis of today's data will be on our website shortly. #gcseresultsday20162 hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @natalieperera1: Check out our new results hub which will tell you all you need to know re GCSE results tomorrow #gcseresultsday2016 htt…19 hours ago