The children of asylum seekers are being provided with a good
education and schools often embrace them and their families as an
asset, a report by the school inspection body Ofsted has
Schools in inner cities are often more proficient at managing the
admission of asylum-seeking pupils, as they are used to dealing
with high levels of pupil mobility, the report finds.
However, it highlights areas for improvement, including training
for school staff in helping pupils with severe psychological
The impact on local education authorities and schools of the
location of housing in dispersal areas is rarely thought through
properly by the various agencies, it adds.