Whether school selection, exam support, extra-curricular activities, or work experience opportunities, ACEN exists to support students and parents so we can ensure positive educational experiences for our children in top academic institutions, and use schooling as a route to impact the number of black people in decision-making positions across industries, over a generation.
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.
Please take a look at the services and initiatives we offer to students here and schools here.
If you would like us to contact your school and raise awareness of our anti-racism services and network, please complete this form.
This form is for parents of students aged 16 and below. If you have a child age 16+, they can register independently here.
Registered members have access to:
– Discussion forums
– Exam support groups
– Member networking, work experience, and mentoring opportunities – Launching 2023
– Professional & family networking events
– Supplementary education activities


ACEN runs an 11+ preparation school for children in year 4. The next intake will start in the summer of 2023 for school entry in 2025. For more information, please visit this page or register your interest here.


“Our ultimate aim is to directly impact the number of Black people we see in society’s decision-making positions over a generation.”

– Provide support and advice for African Caribbean parents navigating the school system
– Create, strengthen, and utilise our networks as parents, students, and teachers to improve educational experiences and career opportunities.
– Develop educational and workplace pathways for our children to capitalise on now, and into the future.
– To develop children’s characters and broaden their knowledge to include historical, political, economic and social justice education.
– Guide and consult schools in relation to issues impacting on our children’s educational attainment and pastoral welfare.