Primary Education

Department for Education written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours per week foundation subjects have been taught in primary schools in each year since 2010.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information requested is not held centrally.

Some information, however, is available in the Omnibus Survey, 2017. This showed that at primary school level, the amount of time spent teaching arts subjects is broadly similar to those spent teaching history and geography. The figures from the Omnibus Survey, 2017, are shown in the table below, and the full report is attached.

Approximately how many minutes of teaching time do you spend in the average week on the following curriculum subjects? All Key Stages Summary table

Minutes spent on curriculum subject-specific lessons

Subject

Median

English

300

Maths

300

Physical Education

90

Science

60

Computing

45

Art and Design

30

History

30

Music

30

Geography

30

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE)

30

Design and Technology

30

Languages

20

N=469

This question has been filtered to a subset of respondents.

Source: Teacher Voice Omnibus Survey May 2016 and Senior Leader booster June 2016.

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