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CentreForum describes itself as an independent, liberal think-tank.

CentreForum, 27 Queen Anne's Gate, SW1H

Its main focus is on education policy reform.

Lobbying for education reform

CentreForum has published a series of reports and run events around the topic of education reform in the UK. Events include, for example:

CentreForum also provides a platform for companies in the education industry. For example:

  • In June 2008, Microsoft sponsored an event, called 'Personalisation and the Reform Agenda for Education', at which Nick Clegg outlined a Liberal Democrat agenda for education reform.[1]
  • Pearson sponsored a report in Jan 2015 by CentreForum on testing and tracking in primary schools called 'Progress matters in Primary too: Holding schools to account consistently', by Chris Thoung, James Kempton and Harriet Davison. In the acknowledgments, CentreForum thanked Pearson for its support and particularly to Bob Osborne, its former Strategic Development Director and Julie McCulloch, Director of UK Policy & Thought Leadership at Pearson.[2]


Advisory Board

In 2014[3]

Management board

In 2014[3]



Research Associates


Former staff

Former members of the advisory board

Former members of the management board



Former trustees

Press Releases


  1. Nick Clegg: Personalisation and the Reform Agenda for Education, CentreForum event, 16 June 2008
  2. Progress Matters, CentreForum report, January 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 [1] CentreForum, accessed 28 October 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Staff CentreForum, accessed 28 October 2014
  5. CentreForum, Chris Nicholson to leave CentreForum, the liberal think tank, press release 23 March 2012, accessed 25 April 2012
  6. Christopher Hope, Lord Rennard: Lib Dems bring in private firm to run whistle blowing system after criticism from campaigners, The Telegraph, 25 Feb 2013