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Culture Capital

At Freeman's Endowed CE Junior Academy, we are committed to the broadest educational offering; our aim is for our children to join us on a learning journey, which will equip them for their future. We want our children to leave us at Year 6 with a range of skills, deep knowledge, a love of learning and ambition. We recognise that for pupils to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.

Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education. The term ‘cultural capital’ is not new. It is a complex theory that comes originally from the field of sociology, which involves the study of society, including relationships, social interactions and culture. It is important to recognise that everyone has cultural capital - knowledge, skills and behaviours - and that these accumulate over time through many different experiences and opportunities. Cultural capital is understood to contribute to success in life, for example, being able to perform well in school, knowing how to talk in different social groups or societies, accessing higher education and being successful in work or a career.

Each subject taught within the school day makes its own contribution to pupils’ cultural capital development. At Freeman's, we want to celebrate the uniqueness of us all and share our differences and individualism beyond the curriculum. We also want to offer as many experiences to our children to broaden their cultural capital. As such, we offer the following extra-curricular clubs and experiences to our children:

Educational visits linked to our topics

  • Learning about people in our community such as professional athletes
  • Bringing financial skills to the primary curriculum
  • We get creative in the kitchen
  • Develop our nature garden all year round
  • Supporting our local community through our Harvest celebration
  • Embracing our local environment
  • Visitors share their cultures, traditions and expertise
  • History-themed days help us understand how history has shaped our future
  • Celebrating different cultures, traditions and faiths
  • Sports clubs including: running club, netball club and multi-sports
  • Street Dance dance group
  • Prayer club
  • Chess club
  • Cookery club
  • Den building club
  • Art club
  • School Council gives our children a voice
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