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Frequently asked questions


How will the data from the evaluation be used?

The data from this study will be used by NatCen Social Research, who will prepare research reports for publication. No individual schools, pupils, teachers or will be identified. School and pupil data in the project will be analysed anonymously, and findings will be reported anonymously - so it will not be possible to identify individual pupils or schools. Pupils' data will be treated with the strictest confidence.

What about data and confidentiality?

Pupil data requested from the school will be collected and accessed by the research team at NatCen Social Research. They will be treated in the strictest confidence, and in line with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

Who are NatCen Social Research?

NatCen Social Research  is an independent social research organisation that carries out research on a wide range of social issues.

Who are The Education Endowment Foundation?

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is an independent grant-making charity dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement, ensuring that children from all backgrounds can fulfil their potential and make the most of their talents.

The EEF have provided the funding for this project.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

If you have any questions about the evaluation of ASCENTS 121 Support for Science, please get in touch with the research team directly at or phone 0207 549 7009.