Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital website statement

At the Acorn Federation, cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.


Ofsted define cultural capital as…


“As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.

Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’ “


Throughout their time at The Acorn Federation we plan for children to have rich and varied experiences in all year groups. These include trips, outdoor learning and other skills that can be developed on our school site using skills and expertise of our own staff.


Please look at our cultural capital plan to see the experiences children will take part in over their time at The Acorn Federation.