Purple Mash: The Evidence & The Impact

Nov. 4, 2022

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Are you looking for substantial evidence into the positive impact of Purple Mash?

2Simple commissioned an independent research review in order to identify the extent to which Purple Mash supports the aims and requirements of the National Curriculum for Computing and delivers on our aim to provide excellent, accessible and inspiring software which encourages children to love learning, raises standards and reduces teacher workload.


This independent review generated data through engagement with 6,328 teachers, school leaders and children from across 1,003 schools in England between January 2022 and July 2022 utilising a range of methods. This included surveys and questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, observations, usage and analytics reports.


The report contains a wide range of insights from classroom teachers, computing specialists, subject leaders, senior leaders, parents and, most importantly, children.

Qualitative and quantitative analysis methods drew out a wide range of findings on topics such as:

  • Teaching competence and workload
  • Teaching efficiency
  • Quality of learning
  • Reducing teacher workload
  • Engagement with difference demographics
  • Motivation levels among children
  • How teachers, parents, children and inspectors view Purple Mash

The Executive Summary

The Executive Summary highlights key findings from the full report.

Download the executive summary

The Full Report

The 84 page report details the methodology and finding of the research.

Download the full report