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 @IOELibrary: BTW you can also access other Education Policy Institute reports via DERA, our fantastic open access resource:…7 hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstNew £600 maths premium 'would add unnecessary complexity and is unlikely to increase the numbers of pupils taking maths' - EPI's @LukeSibieta assesses Chancellor's policy announcement: @SchoolsWeek #Budget2017 #Budget7 hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @BBCBreakfast: New analysis shows 40% of children will need to access SEND support at some point over their school life, according to @E8 hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstHow many children have special educational needs or disabilities? Preliminary findings from our new research project find 4 in 10 children will be identified as #SEND at some stage during their time at school. Read more: hours ago
Education Policy @EduPolicyInstRT @IOELibrary: New report from @EduPolicyInst that you may have seen coverage on in the news this morning: How many children have SEND? ht…9 hours ago