Music: Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Record numbers learning instruments in class thanks to music hubs, published on 24 October 2018, how many pupils were taught an instrument in class in each region in 2016-17.

Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Record numbers learning instruments in class thanks to music hubs, published on 24 October 2018, how many of those music hubs are located in each region.

Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's news story entitled Record numbers learning instruments in class thanks to music hubs, published on 24 October 2018, how many schools benefited from such music hubs in each of the region in 2016-17.

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

Information on the number of schools in each region who benefited from Music Hubs in 2016-17, the number of hubs located in each region and the number of pupils who were taught an instrument in class per region is shown in the table below.

This information is contained in a survey published by Arts Council England which is available at:

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/children-and-young-people/music-education-hubs-survey.

The number of schools in each region who benefited from Music Hubs in 2016-17, the number of hubs located in each region and the number of pupils who were taught an instrument in class per region

Office for National Statistics Region

Number of schools

working with Hubs

on core roles

Number of Music

Education Hubs

in each region

Number of pupils

receiving whole

class ensemble

teaching

2016-17

Percentage of

pupils receiving

whole class

ensemble

teaching

2016-17

East Midlands

1,768

7

57,020

8.27%

East of England

2,391

11

61,979

6.90%

London

2,233

29

114,315

8.98%

North East

1,077

6

72,032

18.61%

North West

2,709

12

98,260

9.06%

South East

3,104

14

105,231

8.41%

South West

2,005

14

70,190

9.53%

West Midlands

2,021

12

65,767

7.30%

Yorkshire and the Humber

2,052

15

66,447

8.09%

Total

19,360

120

711,241

8.84%

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