Cultural Learning Alliance 28 November, 2023

Pat Thomson and Chris Hall from the University of Nottingham have written for CLA about their research into arts-rich primary schools, funded by Freelands Foundation.

The term “arts rich” was used by James Catterall to describe a secondary school that offered a suite of arts subjects through to the final year, had an arts faculty, dedicated space and equipment. Catterall’s longitudinal studies suggested strongly that students who attended arts-rich schools were more likely to go to college than their peers who didn’t attend arts-rich schools. We are researching arts-richness in England. 

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