The most recent CU evaluation report was published by the Endowment Foundation (EEF) in 2017
At Doncaster CU, we share EEF’s mission to ensure each child’s education enables them to aspire, attain and succeed. The report found that the children who took part in CU made an additional 2 months progress in English and Maths, compared to those who did not take part. In addition, the report outlines positive measurable gains in skills such as teamwork and social responsibility. There is also evidence of CU raising aspirations; the children who took part were more likely to select professional occupations as their future aspiration. Following the intervention, children reported higher levels of communication, empathy, self-confidence, resilience, and happiness, after the intervention.
You can read the full evaluation report here: https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/projects-and-evaluation/projects/childrens-university/