Developed in response to the government report on cultural education in England, our Heritage Schools programme aims to help school children develop an understanding of their local heritage and its significance.
The programme includes clusters of schools in eight regions across England.
The aim of the Heritage Schools programme is to make sure that:
- Children develop a sense of pride in where they live
- Children understand their local heritage and how it relates to the national story
- Teachers are more confident in making effective use of local heritage resources in delivering the curriculum
- Local historic context is embedded in the school's curriculum
- Heritage providers are more connected to the needs of local schools
- Parents are engaged in their children's learning
- Communities are more deeply involved in the life of the school
Find out about how the Heritage Schools programme works.
Find out more about the extension of our Heritage Schools programme.
Find out how we and the schools involved celebrate successes and share experiences from the Heritage Schools programme.
Find out what teachers told us about the impact of our Heritage Schools training and read case studies to inspire your teaching.
Also of interest...
Find out more about the government's report on cultural education in England.
Heritage Schools Team
New free online resource created to help teachers explore Britain's prehistory with students.
Historic England’s Heritage Schools programme is among the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
Children at Fishponds Church of England Academy in Bristol have helped to list their local war memorial at Fishponds Park.
Charlton Manor Primary School in Greenwich becomes the first school in London to have successfully helped to list their local war memorial.