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Gypsies, Roma and Travellers: The ethnic minorities most excluded from UK education

  • 7 July 2022
  • By Dr Laura Brassington
  • HEPI number 151

Gypsies, Roma and Travellers (GRT) are the lowest achieving ethnic groupings in the UK education system, with stark disparities in attainment apparent from early years education through to higher education.

This new report looks at the reasons behind poor educational outcomes; considers the issues faced by GRT students in higher education institutions; and provides an overview of the current schemes to improve GRT access to higher education in the UK. It concludes by making several policy recommendations.

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