NCER is unique. We are a not-for profit Community Interest Company owned by 151 top tier local authorities in England plus the Ministry of Defence Children and Young People Directorate.

Membership of NCER provides access to a wide range of early education, social care and contextual performance data analysis, intelligence and infographics through NCER Nexus for school improvement, looked after children and children in need, and Perspective Lite for schools.


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).

Company Details

NCER is a Community Interest Company registered in England and Wales (company number 07960839).

Our registered address is 3 Blakely Court, Raby Mere, Wirral, CH63 0ND.