NCER is a Community Interest Company that is owned by, and serves, local authorities (LAs) in England by providing sophisticated analytical tools for assessing educational outcomes and school performance.

Benefits of NCER Membership

Our Guiding Principles

  • We are a non-profit making Community Interest Company that focuses on the needs of local authorities, schools and academies.

  • We enable local authorities to support all schools and academies in evaluating performance and raising achievement of all learners.

  • We research into new areas of performance analysis and develop common measures to the benefit of all local authorities, schools and academies.

  • We react to government proposals for new indicators and benchmarks.

  • We enable local authorities to provide a traded service with their schools and academies.

  • We offer a professional community of interest focused on the needs of local authorities and schools.

  • We liaise with other relevant organisations over certain aspects of our work.
    For example, the NCER Children Looked After (CLA) Project received start-up support from external organisations, including: the Local Government Association (LGA), Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), the National Association of Virtual School Heads and the Department for Education (DfE).


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