Cambridge Primary Review
The Cambridge Primary Review was a wide-ranging and independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and based at Cambridge University Faculty of Education.
Following a lengthy period of consultation and planning, the Cambridge Primary Review (CPR) was launched in October 2006 as a fully independent enquiry into the condition and future of primary education in England. The Review has been supported since its inception by generous grants from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The scope of the Review and the depth of its evidence have made it the most comprehensive enquiry into English primary education since the Plowden report of 1967. Between October 2007 and February 2009 the Review published 31 interim reports, including 28 surveys of published research, 39 briefings, 14 media releases and several newspaper articles. The Review's 608-page final report Children, their World, their Education: final report and recommendations of the Cambridge Primary Review was published on 16 October 2009, together with an 850-page companion volume, The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys. Both books are published by Routledge. The final report was accompanied by a briefing paper, a media release and a widely-disseminated introductory booklet.