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Arts: Secondary Education

Question for Department for Education

UIN 43435, tabled on 6 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the arts premium for secondary schools will be included in the upcoming Spending Review.

Answered on

9 September 2021

Due to the focus on new priorities as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the arts premium is now subject to this year’s Spending Review.

Between 2016 and 2021, the Department has spent over £620 million on a diverse range of music and cultural education programmes. This includes Music Education Hubs, the Music and Dance Scheme and cultural education programmes such as Saturday art and design clubs, the National Youth Dance Company, and the British Film Institute’s Film Academy programme.

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