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Creative Partnerships: Schools

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make a statement on Government support for creative partnerships between schools and arts organisations. (111466)

Creative Partnerships is a real success story. Since 2002 the Government have provided over £100 million in funding for the programme. It has reached over 300,000 young people and 1,600 schools. The evaluation of the programme, particularly the recent Ofsted report, has shown that it’s having a real impact in the communities it serves.