Ethnicity in education

Ethnicity in education

Two big themes in discussions of ethnicity in education are: how well do ethnic minority pupils achieve in schools, particularly relative to the majority group? And, to what extent are these pupils segregated in largely mono-ethnic schools?

We have been analysing ethnic segregation in schools in England for a decade now, and produced the first national results for England. That work continues.  We were also the first to show nationally the high average levels of attainment and progress that most ethnic minority groups make in England. That work lies behind my recent research on the ‘London Effect’ in secondary schools, which is also an on-going project.