We are the think and action-tank for education and youth

We believe society should ensure all children and young people receive the support they need to make a fulfilling transition to adulthood. We work towards this belief by articulating a vision for a society which does so, inspiring a desire to pursue it and enabling organisations to achieve it.

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Young Expert Citizen Surveys

Our Young Expert Citizens have spent time and care designing their own research tools to gather data on a range of issues affecting young people living in Sussex and Buckinghamshire. If you are a young person living in either of these areas, with lived experience regarding any of the issues listed below, our Young Experts…

News & Events

Friday Five: extracurricular activities and employability, Skills Improvement Fund, school repairs, poorer pupil mental health and building public policy resilience

Hello! It’s been another eventful week in the world of education and youth policy. Catch-up on some of the key reports, analysis and commentary with this handy round-up, courtesy of our policy team. This week, our Friday Five covers the relationship between extracurricular activities and employability, the Skills Improvement Fund, funding for school repairs, the…


The Primary Extended Project Award (PEPA)

Last year CfEY teamed up with multi-academy trust Big Education and, with support from the NCFE Assessment Innovation Fund, set out to create the new Primary Extended Project Award (PEPA). We wanted to design a rigorous, flexible and scalable assessment for ten and eleven-year-olds that any primary school across the UK (or beyond) could use…