Stratford Arts Trust

Creative Schools

Creative Schools provides a service that supports schools in east London to embed curriculum-relevant cultural activity by connecting them with arts organisations and commissioning arts projects that cater to the schools’ specific improvement needs and priorities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1145183)

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Championed by The Childhood Trust


  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)


United Kingdom


With a well-established artistic ecology East London should be the best place in the country for children and young people to have a creative education. However, less than a quarter of London schools interested in doing more with arts and culture reported being actively sought out by cultural organisations, resulting in so many children and young people missing out. Creative and cultural education is invaluable to a young person’s development,however, there continues to be barriers.


The brokerage will deliver a coherent and consistent cultural offer so that we can reach as many children and young people as possible in East London through developing their schools' creative ethos and confidence in accessing creative assets on their doorstep. We have a dedicated Creative Schools Manager to co-ordinate the service and offer this focused time to schools; deliver learning and partnership events such as networking, the annual symposium.