UK police forces deploy 683 officers in schools with some poorer areas targeted

Exclusive: 23 forces deploy officers exclusively in schools amid concerns BAME pupils disproportionately affected

More than 650 police officers are working in British schools, with many assigned to sites in areas of high deprivation.

The number can be revealed as two police forces across the country are in the process of reviewing the role of officers in schools, following legal challenges over concerns they disproportionately affect black and minority ethnic pupils.

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