The educational outcomes of refugee and asylum-seeking children in England

Think tank: Education Policy Institute

Author(s): Jo Hutchinson ; Mary Reader

December 2, 2021

This report from UK think tank from the Education Policy Institute looks at school attainment of asylum-seeking and refugee pupils in England.

New research from the Education Policy Institute, supported by Unbound Philanthropy, finds that asylum-seeking children who enter the UK separated from their parents are on average over three years behind non-migrant children at school by the time they take their GCSEs. The new EPI working paper, which is the first study to examine the educational outcomes of the majority of asylum-seeking and refugee pupils in England, estimates their school attainment and considers absence and exclusion rates.