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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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News & Events

Welcoming Baz Ramaiah to the CfEY team!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Baz Ramaiah will be joining The Centre for Education and Youth in November. Baz will be joining our policy strand, helping to ensure we maximise our impact across the education system. On joining CfEY, Baz said: “I first met the CFEY team back in 2017 and was blown…


Bridging the Word Gap at Transition

87% of teachers are concerned that increasing academic requirements at transition from primary to secondary school highlight pupils’ difficulties with vocabulary, according to our new report for Oxford University Press.  Meanwhile 92% of teachers believe that this ‘word gap’ – where children have a vocabulary below age-related expectations – has widened further following school closures…

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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:…