Thoughtful report created after considerable consultation that offers guidance on how cultural education should be provided for in schools. Clearly states that the education which children and young people receive in school in Creative and Cultural subjects has a direct bearing on feeding into the talent pool for the creative industries. considering how cultural education should be provided for in schools. Notes “patchy” provision across the country, ranging from areas of excellence to areas where little to no provision is available. Presents a clear and measurable vision of what excellent cultural education should look like. Makes recommendations such as sustained investment “should form a key pillar of the government’s strategy”, a single unifying strategy with cross-departmental co-operation at Government level, and greater partnership between “arms-length bodies”.

Darren Henley
February 2012
Cultural education in England – an independent review by Darren Henley for the department for culture, media and sport, and the department for education