Culture Capital

Cultural Capital in the Curriculum at William Byrd Primary Academy

Cultural Capital ‘…is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’ (DfE, 2013)

At William Byrd, we aim to expose all children, and particularly the disadvantaged, to cultural experiences and background knowledge that will equip them with cultural knowledge to propel them further in their education, careers and social development; including but not limited to:

  • School trips
  • The opportunity to learn an instrument
  • Exposure to a wide range of books
  • Exposure to different types of music including world and classical music
  • Develop an understanding of the world by exposing children to experiences and people outside of their usual family and community

Through our curriculum intent, implementation and impact, we ensure that cultural capital is being considered and included. Through our curriculum, extra-curricular provision and wider school strategies, this takes the form of:

  • An emphasis on the arts for example, music, art and DT
  • Lunchtime clubs
  • After school clubs
  • Show and tell
  • School trips to art galleries and museums
  • Instrument tuition
  • Intergenerational trips and contact