About the study
Five to Twelve is a national study of around 8,200 children attending primary school in England in the 2020s. The study has been commissioned and funded by the Department for Education (DfE). By following the same group of children and their families for a number of years, the study aims to understand how children’s school, home life and relationships shape their future education, development and outcomes. As such, we intend to speak to families each year as their children move through primary school, and possibly beyond.
The study is being carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), the largest independent social research organisation in Britain. We work in collaboration with the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) as well as an advisory group of academics.
Five to Twelve is part of an exciting series of national studies funded by the Department for Education (DfE), about different stages of childhood and adolescence, from birth through to young adulthood. By following children and their families over time, the studies aim to understand how children’s experiences throughout their early years, primary school and secondary school impact their experiences and outcomes as they grow older.
Children of the 2020s
Children of the 2020s is a national research study focusing on the development of children born in the 2020s as they go through the early years of their lives, before they begin attending school. For more information, visit their website CLS | Children of the 2020s Study (ucl.ac.uk).
Growing up in the 2020s
Growing up in the 2020s is a national research study following children attending secondary school in the 2020s. For more information, visit the project website growingupinthe202s.org.uk.