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Developing Cultural Capital

What Is Cultural Capital?

Cultural capital is defined as 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 a child will draw upon to be successful in society, after their time at Thomas Hickman School has ended and they begin their career and the world of work.

We recognise that for children to soar to reach their sky of opportunity and aspire to be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital. We do this in many ways, for example, through our curriculum, extra-curricular activities, trips and visit experience days.