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 @Linking_London: The Path to Higher Education: Is there a London effect? #wideningparticipation #HE hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @Ambition_SL: We're excited to be partnering with @TeachFirst and @EduPolicyInst to talk about school leadership at the @labour party co…8 hours ago
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Education Policy @EduPolicyInstICYMI - #ArtsEntries: Proportion of pupils taking at least one arts subject has fallen to 53.5%. Full report: hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @School_HouseM: 'Schools encourage bright students to shun “soft” subjects' @EduPolicyInst @RealGeoffBarton12 hours ago