Our Programme

Our Why: Futureproofing success for all

We tackle the real-world challenges faced by schools  and colleges through innovative creative projects.

We broker projects through our talented network of creative partners giving arts and creativity a bigger voice in education.

We help futureproof success for all by inspiring collaboration and problem solving and supporting children and young people to build resilience, agency and interpersonal skills through creative and cultural learning experiences and  projects.

In November 2021, the programme has completed a 3 year cycle funded by Esme Fairburn Foundation, Foundation for Future London and City Of London.

The end of November also saw the wind up of our Stratford Circus, that was our host for 2018-2021, and the move of the Creative Schools programme to our new amazing host Eastside Educational Trust.


Between January and July 2022, we will be designing the next phase of the Creative Schools programme (2022-2025) while still delivering some core elements of the programme.

Membership will be FREE during this period so get involved now.

Our core programme will include

  • subsidised school projects with some amazing cultural organisations
  • funded high-quality CPD opportunities with key partners
  • support with your Artsmark
  • subject support through networks

Creative Schools supports you to meet your school and wider curriculum needs through creative projects.

We support you design & commission a project around your needs and we subsidise the costs for you too!


Interested in getting involved?

SCHOOLS + COLLEGES register your interest HERE


The Creative Schools Programme is supported by the Foundation for Future London Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund

Foundation for Future London is a funder and fundraiser for the East London boroughs of Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest, supporting local people and communities to benefit from learning, training and employment opportunities through arts, education, culture, innovation and placemaking.

Westfield East Bank Creative Futures Fund is an ambitious five-year programme that aims to invest £10 million into the local communities of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest, supported by retail destination Westfield Stratford City.



Latest News

November 13, 2023

Headteacher Symposium Keynote Launching 14 NOV 2023

Check out the full interview on the Symposium’s RESOURCES PAGE

November 12, 2023

Creative Schools Symposium 2023

The Creative Schools Symposium Launched on 8th November 2023 at the Barbican. We had wonderful presentations by a number of colleagues and we got playful with sounds. On Thursday 9th,… read more

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