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How do you say ‘Settle Down Now’ in 20+ languages?

New analysis from the Demos Integration Hub shows that ethnic minority children, who now represent 26% of all school students in England, are substantially more likely than White British children to attend schools in which ethnic minorities are in the majority:

The findings come as the Demos Integration Hub has identified that the level of segregation in English schools has remained stable or only somewhat declined as the nation’s diversity has increased substantially. This means that new population growth is not being spread equally throughout the country (Not really a surprise finding to most people – Editor).

Researched Links:

DEMOS:  61% of ethnic minority kids in England - and 90% in London - begin Year 1 in schools where ethnic minorities are the majority of the student body

Telegraph:  At least 1.1m pupils speak English as a second language

NALDIC:  EAL pupils in schools

British Council:  How can UK schools support young children learning English

The Education of Non-Native Language Speaking Children

RES:  Non-native English Speakers in Primary Schools in England

Guardian:  Immigration is changing character of UK schools

BBC - Schools Parents - English as an additional language

Bilingual pupils not top of class but not bottom either - BBC

Guardian:  The school where they speak 20 languages a day

Supporting children and young people whose first language is not English

English no longer first language for 1700 UK schools – report

Language barriers? The impact of non-native English

NIESR:  Immigration: what's it doing to our schools?

EMTAS: Pupil interpreters - Hampshire County Council

Thousands to benefit from exciting new ways of learning English

Multiple barriers prevent children and learners from acquiring literacy skills – Ofsted