The Creative Partnerships programme brought creative workers such as artists, architects and scientists into schools to work with teachers to inspire young people and help them learn. The programme worked with over 1 million children, and over 90,000 teachers in more than 8000 projects in England from 2002 – 2011. During this time, Creative Partnerships was England’s flagship creative learning programme, designed to develop the skills of children and young people across England, raising their aspirations, achievements and life chances. The government announced its plans to withdraw funding for the Creative Partnerships programme from the end of the academic year 2010/2011.