Welcome to the Cultural Education Hub

A resource hub for all research and opinion related to cultural education.

Pile of books Austin Evans

GCSE reform - a mixed response

Following the announcement of proposals to replace the current GCSE system with the EBacc, we round up some of the responses to the news so far.
Kids shouting!

Statement on the pupil premium

Jeremy Newton, CEO of Children & the Arts, urges head teachers to spend part of the pupil premium on the arts to tackle the inequality that too many young people face.
Classroom chairs James Sarmiento

A response to GCSE reform

Jeremy Newton, CEO of Children & the Arts, gives his take on the proposed changes to the GCSE exam system unveiled by Education Secretary Michael Gove.
Child reading C Wasteson

A 'less literate' society?

The number of young children choosing to read outside school is declining steadily, year on year, according to new research
Children USAG Humphreys

Getting active with the arts

Regular opportunities to get involved in the arts could be beneficial not only to children's minds but also their bodies, according to a new study.

Disability arts – a Paralympic boost?

As the Paralympic Games get underway, many disability art organisations and artists are hoping that London 2012 will help raise the profile of their work and challenge existing ideas around disability arts.
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The arts – a force for good?

People with an active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little or no interest at all, according to new study.
Dance Quest

Let's dance

This feels like the perfect time to be launching a new pilot dance project, says Emma Green, Project Manager at Children & the Arts.

The future of children's theatre?

Within the current climate of budget cuts – and the growing pressure on publicly funded arts organisations to prove their value – it’s always refreshing to hear about positive and exciting ways in which the arts are making a difference to young people’s lives.
Wide Open School

Innovation - the way to learn?

Here at Children & the Arts, we're constantly amazed by the ingenuity of arts practitioners, so we wanted to share with you a fascinating project, the Wide Open School, which has just taken place at London’s South Bank Centre.
Hong Seung-hui USAG Humphreys Public Affairs

The value of summer schools?

As the Deputy Prime Minister announces the launch of 2,000 summer schools for struggling pupils, we consider research that suggests summer schooling may not be as effective in raising attainment as some experts believe.

New £10m literacy 'catch up' fund

The Government this week announced that it will target £10m towards helping children from poorer backgrounds who fall behind in reading and writing by the end of primary school.