The Arts in Schools: why the arts matter in our education system

11 September 2018

Read the new briefing paper from the Cultural Learning Alliance and ASCL, which sets out why participating in the arts in school matters. 

As the school funding cuts bite, arts are being squeezed out of school curriculums, with 20% less arts teachers in secondary schools in 2017 than in 2010, and 21% less hours of arts teaching. 

A wealth of research shows that children with an arts deficit are disadvantaged educationally and economically, while their more fortunate peers are more resilient, healthier, do better in school, are more likely to go on to higher education, to get a job and to keep it. An arts-rich education enhances the life chances of a child. Read more here