Research and Insight services

YST Research and Insight services
We offer a wide range of research and insight services to help you build your knowledge, explore ideas, test your hypotheses, analyse the evidence and deliver a deeper understanding to inform your work and shape next steps.


  • Derive meaningful insight for you
  • Translate this insight into practical recommendations to help you
  • Share and disseminate the work via our networks to shape policy and practice.

Primary Data Sets

Working with us brings access to the following:

  • Youth voices — a rich and growing data set, from talking to 26,000 young people about their barriers, motivations and perceptions of PE, physical activity and sport
  • School Workforce and Learning Academy data — data from hundreds of school sports practitioners on the delivery of PE across schools
  • National School Games data — the most robust data set on school sport competition and participation levels across England.

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Work with our Research and Insight team Details
By commissioning us and working with us, you are supporting us to achieve our mission to improve children’s lives and their futures. We are always open to new partnerships and collaborations, and are actively seeking to develop a ‘Research Hub’ which helps the sector evidence its impact. If you would like to join us as a research partner or work with us on a particular project, do get in touch.

Research and Insight Hub

We offer research, analysis, insight and evaluation services to organisations with an interest in the wider children and young people’s sector.
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Why work with us?

We have a passion for turning research into meaningful insight. With our experienced and dedicated team of analysts and mixed method researchers, each member of our team has a unique skill set that together brings added value to the clients we support.
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Our Research

Explore our latest research, evaluation and insight reports. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, robust research translated into clear, practical recommendations for our partners.
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