Beyond the school gates: developing the roles and connections of supplementary schools: executive summary: summary

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Nwulu, Selina
Date of publication
1 September 2015
Education and Skills, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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This investigation focused on the UK’s supplementary school sector and the role it plays in tacking inequality.Supplementary schools offer valuable educational, cultural and language provision to young people from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities. Such schools bridge not only the attainment gap caused by inadequate mainstream provision but cultural and generation gaps that can form within diasporic communities. Although they are relatively unknown outside the communities they serve, such schools play an important role in tackling ingrained inequality in many local and national education systems. This report seeks to highlight the existing value of supplementary schools and understand what currently prevents them from having wider impact on inequalities lying beyond the school gates.

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