Arts: Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 24th July 2017.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Labour, Norwich South

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much her Department plans to spend on high quality industry creative courses in schools in the next five years.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Technical and applied qualifications in creative industry subjects are available to students as part of their funded Key Stage 4 and 16-19 study programmes

When new and more substantial technical education programmes (‘T levels’) are introduced in the Creative and Design route for 16-19 year olds, there will be additional funding for them, as part of an additional £500 million per year for T levels in general

The Education Secretary also recently announced an additional £1.3billion for schools funding over two years - meaning schools funding will be £2.6 billion higher.

In November 2016 we announced a package of funding for music and cultural education that is designed to improve access to the arts for all children. For 2017-18 we are providing over £120 million to support a range of music and cultural education programmes including £75 million for music education hubs.

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