This post will be updated each time we add news & campaigns about music in schools – please comment below if there’s anything you think we need to add.
Music disappearing from curriculum in England, October 2018
Fewer schools in England offering subject at A-level and fewer pupils taking it at GCSE
Is EBacc affecting what students study at GCSE and A-level in England?, August 2018
Since 2013, the number of A-level entries in arts subjects in England, which include drama, music and art, has fallen by 14,000, almost 15%. While, entries in Stem subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths – have increased by 15,500, 6%.
Arts slashed as core subjects take over in England, August 2018
Latest figures for 2017 show that the time spent teaching music is down 11% at KS3, and 12% at KS4.
Music A-level “in danger of disappearing from England’s state schools”, August 2018
The sharp warning from the Association of School and College Leaders comes as A-level data in England reveals the decline in entries for arts subjects has doubled in speed since last year.
How to improve school results: not extra maths but music, loads of it
The story that broke about music teacher Jimmy Rotheram, head Naveed Idrees and Feversham Primary’s journey from special measures to being in the top 10% nationally.
News consortium forms to address crisis in music education
It features four of the UK’s main access-to-music organisations – Creative United, OHMI, Drake Music and OpenUp Music – who want to make musical instruments more widely available to aspiring young musicians – particularly to disabled people.
Arts in Schools advocacy toolkit, September 2018
Published in partnership between Bacc for the Future and What Next?the Arts in Schools Toolkit is designed to provide all the information you need to champion arts education in your area.
Bacc for the future – anti-EBacc campaign run by the Incorporated Society of Musicians
Cultural Learning Alliance – news and advocacy about cultural and creative education
Wiltshire Music Connect’s ‘Importance of Music‘ campaign contains useful advocacy information
Arts vital for a child’s sense of inclusion, September 2018
The creative arts should be immovable parts of a child’s school day, something cherished and valued, says Lenny Henry.