Cultural Learning Alliance

The arts associate enjoyment with skill, order, insight. Culture and education belong together; in fact essentially are together

Quentin Blake
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Curriculum support

From September 2014 a new national curriculum comes in to force in England. Read more about this and download the programmes of study here.

The national curriculum is different from the school curriculum which is developed by each individual school tailored to the needs of their children.  The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils. The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.

Schools must publish their school curriculum on their websites.



The Cultural Learning Alliance consulted extensively with our members during the development of the 2014 new national curriculum. Based on these consultations we have pulled together a list of questions schools could ask of themselves about their school curriculum in Art & Design, Dance, Drama and Music.

We also recommend the guidance published by specialist subject associations:


Cultural Campus, BFI. Photo: Olivia Hemingway
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