Government faces High Court challenge for collecting data on school pupils' nationality and country of birth

The Government is facing a legal challenge in the High Court over its decision to collect data on school pupils’ nationality and country of birth.

Since last September, guardians and carers in England have been asked to state whether their children are foreign nationals as part of the school census.

It emerged shortly after the policy was introduced that the Department of Education (DfE) had agreed to share the personal details of up to 1,500 schoolchildren a month with the Home Office, as part of the Prime Minister’s “hostile environment” agenda towards migrants.

Campaign group Against Borders for Children (ABC), which is bringing

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