He states that ‘these inspectors, working closely with Department for Education (DfE) officials, have identified more than 100 suspected unregistered schools across the country’.
‘The evidence that they have gathered so far during this short period firmly reinforces my belief that there are many more children hidden away from the view of the authorities in unregistered schools across the country than previously thought.
‘Last month, inspectors issued seven warning notices to suspected illegal schools operating in London, Birmingham, Luton, Wolverhampton and Staffordshire. They have also interviewed a number of individuals under caution in relation to suspected offences. In total, around 350 children or young people were found to be on the premises during these visits. Inspectors continue to be deeply alarmed by what they are finding during some of their visits’.