This new report finds evidence of inspirational practice across the country, but also deep concern about the principles and provision underpinning the arts in schools today. It shows that progress isn’t always linear or lasting. In a context of financial crisis and profound societal change, arguments won in the 1980s must be championed again.

We hope the findings from this report will contribute to a reconsideration of the role and value of the arts in schools in the UK and, as with the original report, have relevance to similar debates in other countries and contexts, highlighting the need for greater and more equitable access for all.

Read the full report here