What is Cultural Capital?


At Central Primary School, we strive to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of this knowledge and cultural capital matches that found in the aims of the national curriculum. It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens. Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence;  it is one of the key ingredients our students will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work. Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in society.


Six key areas...

We recognise that there are six key areas of development that contribute to the development of a student’s cultural capital:

Personal Development

Social Development, including political and current affairs awareness

Physical Development

Spiritual Development

Moral Development

Cultural development

Please click the link below to find a further breakdown for each of these six key areas.


Cultural Capital and our Curriculum

 Each subject area makes its own contribution to students’ cultural capital development. This may be through lessons, after school clubs, visits, assemblies and/or other aspects. 

Below are links to cultural capital mapping for each subject.  


Click here for a breakdown of our six key areas of cultural capital development.

Files coming soon.

Click here for cultural capital mapping for each subject area. 

Files coming soon.