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The City Classroom

The City Classroom is Leicester(shires) gateway to high quality arts and cultural learning. A local response to the Cultural Education Partnership which aims to work with the arts, culture, heritage and schools to offer a consistent high quality and broad learning offer for children and young people and staff.

The City Classroom works to ensure every child thrives through a rich and adventurous cultural education by coordinating an annual education programme delivered in partnership with cultural organisations, education establishments and communities.

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The City Classroom project was an action research initiative designed to explore the potential of locally sourced curriculum content for every Leicester child.

The project focused on place based cultural education and sought to build sustainable partnerships between arts, culture and local communities by integrating curriculum activities both in and outside of school.

As a result of five case study examples, The City Classroom has become a model that has the capacity to lead on the development of an area based curriculum, not only to support knowledge based learning but to build pupils' competencies by involving them in decision making thus shaping their own cultural learning, and improving ambition and motivation of staff and students alike.

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For more information about The City Classroom and the work we did, please visit our case studies at

The Spark Arts for Children are proud to be founder members

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