Racial divide closes
England's primary schools have become more racially mixed, a new website has revealed. Measuring Diversity, launched today by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO), shows the proportions of each ethnic group in schools. CMPO director Professor Simon Burgess said that generally, across England, Bangladeshi and Pakistani pupils are more segregated than Indian pupils, who are in turn more segregated than Black Caribbean and Black African pupils. "The overall pattern is that segregation is either constant, or decreasing," he said. "This is a positive sign."