The Cultural Learning Alliance champions a right to art and culture for every child

“Working class” kids have been stripped of the traditional places where they once developed cultural capital: the youth club, town hall, local library, or children’s centre. In the US, the richest families now spend seven times more on out of school enrichment than the poorest families, a much bigger gap than 40 years ago. All the data points to a similar gap in the UK. Given this, the role of schools as places of cultural and social as well as academic learning has become even more critical.

Dr Lee Elliot Major Chief Executive, Sutton Trust

05 September 2018

As the school year starts we publish our latest Briefing paper, in partnership with ASCL the Association of School and College Leaders, setting out why the arts matter in our education system.

23 August 2018

-10% decline in arts subject GCSE entries 2017 to 2018

-35% decline in arts subject GCSE entries 2010 to 2018

Continuing decline in arts A Levels: entries down -24% since 2010