RAPS project – Nottingham University.

Researching Arts in Primary School.

What do we mean by an arts rich primary school?  

Briefly, a school in which teaching and learning about and through the arts is integral to its identity and culture.
Why are we conducting this research?  

Because we want to document and share some of the diversity and creativity of arts education in primary schools, and also because we want policy makers to be better informed about the value and benefits of the arts in school.  

Who recommended your school to us?  

Mainly our recommendations have come from Arts Council England’s ten regional youth arts bridge organisations who have agreed to act as critical friends to the project. But we also used our network of arts teachers and researchers to give us recommendations, looked at Artsmark data and had a good look at your website.   

Where can you get more information about the RAPS research?  

You can learn more about the RAPS project, the track record of the researchers and how this project builds on our earlier research at www.artsprimary.com.