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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Dr Sam Baars gives evidence to the Education Select Committee inquiry

This week, Dr. Sam Baars, Director of Research and Operations at The Centre for Education and Youth, gave evidence to the Education Select Committee as part of its inquiry into ‘left behind’ white working-class pupils, alongside Professor Becky Francis and Mary Curnock-Cook. You can watch a summary video here. Sam discussed a wide range of important points, including:…


Launch of our Primary Careers Resources Platform

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Primary Careers Resources Platform, which we’ve created in partnership with the Careers & Enterprise Company and Marmelo Digitial. This new platform builds on the legacy of the YSA toolkit and our research into making careers education age-appropriate, and provides easy-to-use tools, information and resources to help…


How do essential skills impact on young people’s life outcomes?

We’re excited to be publishing new research on essential skills today with the Skills Builder Partnership. The research set out to explore the relationship between young people’s skills development and life outcomes, in terms of their educational attainment, employment prospects, and social and emotional wellbeing, based on a rapid review of existing literature. To make…


We’ve known for decades that, on average, a child’s prior attainment is the best predictor for future achievement. Yet the Matthew effect exerts its influence in the workplace too. @HardipBegol's new blog for @TheCFEY on getting curriculum right: https://buff.ly/3jfkOjA