Our Aims

Research Schools aim to lead the way in the use of evidence-based practice.


The Research Schools Network is a collaboration between the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Institute for Effective Education (IEE).


The project is overseen by an Advisory Board which provides support and guidance. It comprises members from the EEF and IEE, as well as independent members, and is chaired by Baroness Estelle Morris.

Our Research Schools

Six more Research Schools appointed

The IEE and EEF have today announced six new Research Schools. The Schools in Southport, Suffolk, London, County Durham, Hertfordshire and West Sussex join a growing network of Research Schools across the country […]

Posted on 7 April 2017
Posted in: News

IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants

IEE Innovation Evaluation Grants are awarded to provide funding for pilot evaluations of innovations of teaching and learning approaches that support the Research Schools Network’s goal to improve the attainment of pupils by increasing the use of evidence-based practices. […]

Posted on 5 April 2017
Posted in: Projects/Innovation

Successful evaluation of E4F

The NFER conducted an evaluation of Evidence for the Frontline (E4F), an online platform designed to help bridge the divide between education research and classroom practice. […]

Posted on 31 March 2017
Posted in: Evidence