Background

WELCOME TO THE

AFRICAN CARIBBEAN EDUCATION NETWORK

‘Effecting Racial Equality and Equity in the Black Community via Education’

Student, Teacher & Parent Networking, Events & Support | Careers & Mentoring | Anti-Racism Training & Initiatives | 11+ Preparation School

500+

PARENTS WITH CHILDREN IN INDEPENDENT & GRAMMAR SCHOOLS – NATIONALLY

65+

SCHOOLS THAT OUR NETWORK COVERS THROUGH THE SPREAD OF OUR MEMBERS

THE NETWORK

ACEN was founded in 2019 by the parents of African Caribbean heritage children, all of whom are independently educated.
Through our own experiences, and those of other Black parents in our environments, we recognised that our children face a unique set of opportunities, as well as challenges, and we wanted to be proactive in addressing both.
One way in which we sought to do this was to utilise ‘networks’ among parents, teachers, students and alumni in both education and the working world.
To find out more about the initiatives we’re working on to achieve these aims, please click here

EFFECTING EQUALITY & EQUITY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

Similarly, recognising the specific Black representation gap in society’s decision-making roles and the interdependencies between those roles with private & grammar education, as well as top university attendance, we work schools to actively increase the numbers of Black children in independent and grammar education, aiming to impact on equity in the Black community more widely, now, and over a generation.
We also work with schools to broaden the curriculum and improve the pastoral experience of our children in these spaces.