Creative Partnerships Programme England

The Creative Partnerships programme (CP), designed, developed and implemented by CCE, originated in England. It was launched in 2002 and grew quickly until, by 2008, it was operating in 2,500 schools each year. The programme was designed to develop the skills of young people across England, raising their aspirations and achievements, and opening up more opportunities for their futures. It supported thousands of innovative, long term partnerships between schools and creative professionals including artists, performers, architects, multimedia developers and scientists. As a result, schools in England saw significant improvements in pupil attendance, behaviour and attainment, as well as in parental engagement. From its creation in 2002 until the end of the current phase of the programme in 2011, CP worked with over 1 million children and over 90,000 teachers in more than 8,000 projects across over 5,000 schools. In 2010, facing huge cuts in Government funding, Arts Council England withdrew support for the Creative Partnerships programme. Although there is now no formal support for creative learning in England, schools continue to develop programmes based on the approaches developed.

In 2011 CCE was awarded the WISE Award from the Qatar-based World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Foundation for Creative Partnerships outstanding contribution to education.

Find out more about the Creative Partnerships programme here








A 360 Jet aeroplane was transformed into a learning space for the children and staff at Kingsland Primary School.