- Being in the Children's University™ significantly improves school attendance.
- Achievement is significantly better at Key Stages 1 to 3 for children who participate in Children's University™ compared with non-attenders.
- The further children engage with Children's University™, the better their attendance and achievement.
- Children's University™ provides an environment for self-driven, confident and collegial learning.
- Children's University™ provides a safe haven and models have positive relationships.
- Pupils and teachers testify to life changing experiences.
- 'Opportunity costs' are high for children in disadvantaged areas who do not attend Children's University™.
- Certificates, credits, Passports to Learning and graduations are valued incentives and rewards.
- University settings help inspire and raise aspirations for children, and their parents.
- Children's University™ has helped to "make learning a reality beyond academic studies."
Evaluating provision, progress and quality of Learning in the Children's University™ Professor John MacBeath
Key findings from the Evaluation of Children's University™ and their relevance for Government Policy, written by Professor John MacBeath
- Ofsted and CU September, produced by Lynne Upton, Director of Learning at the National Children's University ™
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