The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is the UK's largest independent provider of research, assessment and information services for education, training and children's services. Our clients include UK government departments and agencies at both national and local levels, which benefit from NFER's full range of expert and professional services. Our purpose is to provide independent evidence which improves education and training and hence the lives of learners. Its ambition is to be the research organisation of first choice for those who wish to make a positive difference to learners.
Our activities fall into four main areas:
- Contract Research: NFER is recognised as a leading UK educational research organisation.
- Assessment: NFER develops assessments to the highest technical and educational standards.
- Products and Services: NFER expertise informs development of a range of products and services for schools.
- Working Directly in the Field: NFER works directly with schools and LAs to facilitate innovation and improvement.