Cultural Capital

In September 2019, the new Ofsted Education Inspection Framework added the term ‘Cultural Capital’.

At Longsight Community Primary School, we believe that Cultural Capital is about giving our children the best education, which is built on providing a wealth of experiences to enhance their learning. It is our intention to provide a curriculum which enhances and broadens experiences and opportunities for all children.

We are in the process of updating a Big Life Schools curriculum, which will be pitched so that it offers a range of experiences which engage, enthuse and enlighten our learners. Our intention is to provide a culture of curiosity, to widen horizons, tap into potential and instil ambition in our children. 

This January, some of our Year 5 children enjoyed visiting the Whitworth Art Gallery. The visit was part of the Mushaira Project, the children learnt about different languages and cultures. The visit coincided with Manchester’s 2020 celebrations of Chinese New Year. The children enjoyed a wealth of cultural music and dancing.

Upcoming experiences

Our Year 2 children are off to Hoghton Tower, to learn about the history of Kings, Queens and castles. Our Year 6 class are off on their annual residential visit in March. They are enthused to try a wealth of new activities and test their resilience. We continue our half termly trips to the local library, our Year 1 class are going very soon!