Radio 4: Arts Education in schools – a Front Row debate


On Saturday evening, Radio 4 chaired a discussion on the subject of the EBacc, specifically the issue of the decline of arts provision in schools.

The discussion was recorded from a state secondary school – Soar Valley College in Leicester – which has leading figures in arts and education. The panel included industry colleague Deborah Annetts, Chief Executive of the Incorporated Society of Musicians (the ISM).

As you know, the MIA strongly believes in the importance of children retaining curriculum-based music as part of the school day.

We continue to support the Bacc for the Future campaign, which highlights that more than ever we need a comprehensive education policy which will give our students a varied, fulfilling education- The EBacc simply isn’t it.

We will of course continue to champion and lobby the need for statutory music education in the UK.

You can listen now here