The new National Curriculum has been published

13 September 2013

28% schools in London are considered 'outstanding' while schools across England are improving at 'unprecedented rate', says Ofsted.

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National curriculum

The national curriculum for England to be taught in all maintained primary and secondary schools from September 2014 was published on Wednesday. Read more

For a quick arts and cultural guide to it, visit the latest news published today by the Cultural Learning Alliance.

Schools in England improving at 'unprecedented rate'

The annual inspection figures published on Monday showed that 39% of schools had improved since their last inspection. This means 78% of schools are graded "outstanding" or "good", compared with below 70% last year. Read more

28% of schools in London are ‘outstanding’

Ofsted said this week that the capital has a higher proportion of “outstanding” schools than anywhere in the country. Read more

Intelligence Gathering Report 2012/2013

RIO has launched the second phase of intelligence gathering across the south west. The report focusses on cultural education in the region and builds on the debate started by our NFER study published in 2012. Read more

Careers advice

Ofsted said this week that more than three-quarters of schools are failing to provide impartial guidance to pupils in the last few years of secondary education. Read more

Workshops in Tottenham and Wood Green

Arts charity Wise Thoughts will host a series of workshops for young people to teach them how to write raps and make films at workshops. Read more

Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme

Arts Council England announced this week the first class selected for its Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme. We are very excited to be taking part on this programme and we will welcome Jill Richens at the end of this month. Read more

Arts Award Discover 5

Trinity College London announced this week the addition of Discover 5 aimed at 5-6 year olds to its portfolio of Arts Awards. Read more

Mayor’s Fund for London Youth Board

The Youth Board is looking for driven, opinionated young Londonders to contribute to their work and inform about what young people need and want and what will make a difference to their futures. Read more

3030 2013

The Roundhouse is giving unsigned emerging artists aged 16-25 the opportunity to record for free throughout November with some of the greatest producers in the UK. Read more

Drama degree applications going up

Figures from the University and Colleges Admissions Service show that the number of applications to drama courses for 2013 have increased by 7.3%, with nearly 50,000 made. In 2012 there was a fall of around 14% in the number of applications. Read more

London’s Picturehouse cinemas to host children’s theatre shows

Ga Ga Theatre Company has been launched to tour work featuring animated projections to cinemas across the capital at six Picturehouse cinemas in London including venues in Hackney, Notting Hill, Clapham, Greenwich, Stratford East and Brixton. Read more