Background

WELCOME TO THE

AFRICAN CARIBBEAN EDUCATION NETWORK

Helping our children capitalise on the unique opportunities and navigate the challenges of elite education, now and into their futures.

300+

CURRENT COUNT OF PARENTS OF CHILDREN CONSIDERING OR CURRENTLY IN INDEPENDENT & GRAMMAR SCHOOLING

37+

SCHOOLS THAT OUR NETWORK COVERS THROUGH THE SPREAD OF OUR MEMBERS, CURRENTLY LONDON CENTRED.

SUPPORTING PARENTS & CHILDREN

Whether through school selection, exam support, extra-curricular activities, work experience opportunities, or networking, ACEN exists to support independent and grammar school students alumni and parents, so we can ensure positive educational experiences for our children in these environments, and use elite schooling as a route to impact on the number of black people in decision-making positions across industries, over a generation.

OUR MISSION

Founded by three parents of African/Caribbean children, through our own experiences and those of other black children and parents in similar environments, we recognised that our children face a unique set of challenges, as well as opportunities, and we decided to found ACEN as a way to address both.
Our aim is to share resources, opportunities, teaching, and anything which enables children of African/Caribbean heritage to access and move successfully through independent and grammar school systems, and carry the collective benefits of their education and the network into their careers.
One vital way in which we have sought to do this is to utilise ‘networks’ in a way that is synonymous with such institutions. With this in mind, we urge members to look at ACEN as a long term investment, directly supplementing the investment they have made in their children’s education to date.
To read our mission statement in full, please click here