Primary Arts

For children and staff in London’s primary schools and primary SEND settings

A New Direction’s new Primary Arts programme aims to increase access to high quality, inspiring arts, cultural and creative opportunities for children and staff in London’s primary schools and primary SEND settings.

Delivered in partnership with a range of cultural organisations, our Primary Arts programmes offers free opportunities for schools. It aims to unlock the creative potential, cultural capital and skills of teachers and children, offering opportunities to support wellbeing, confidence, personal interest and development.

  • In-schools touring: a choice of five arts performances and in-class workshops for your pupils, plus staff CPD, resources, creative materials, and books.
  • Masterclasses: CPD days exploring a range of creative approaches to literacy and reader development
  • Come & Try series: creative practical twilights for school staff
  • Go & See: free tickets for pupils to experience film and the performing arts Each section includes information on how to book or express your interest. The entirety of the programme is free of charge.

Scroll down to explore the opportunities and make a booking, or you can download or print the prospectus and share with colleagues and your networks.

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Primary Arts is supported by The City of London Corporation City Education Trust Fund (29084), a City of London Corporation charity. We are extremely grateful to them for their support.

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The Primary Arts Cultural Education Leadership Programme is for all London primary teachers ECT+1 and above interested in leading a change in their school's approach to arts, culture and creativity across all subject areas.

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