UK: Police presence in schools 'criminalises BME students'

A new report, Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools, argues that increasing the number of police in schools has particularly negative affects on black and other ethnic minority pupils.

England: Police presence at school 'criminalises BME students' (, link):

"The presence of police in UK schools could lead black and minority ethnic pupils to feel less safe, teachers have warned.

A report published today highlights teachers' concerns that "placing more police in schools acted to criminalise and pathologise students"."

Report: Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools (Runnnymede Trust, link):

"Runnymede publishes Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools by Dr Remi Joseph-Salisbury of the University of Manchester. The report explores the nature of racism in secondary schools and is organised around four key issues: the teacher workforce; curricula; police; and school policies."


Spotted an error? If you've spotted a problem with this page, just click once to let us know.

Report error