Cultural Capital

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil can draw upon to demonstrate cultural awareness and to be successful in society and the world of work. Cultural capital gives a pupil power! It helps pupils to achieve goals and rise up the social ladder whatever their starting point.

We endeavour to expose and introduce our pupils to the very best that has been thought and said.

The daily diet of Cultural Capital that we provide for our pupils introduces them to the best that has been thought and said; helping them to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Through our culturally rich curriculum, we celebrate and embrace the different backgrounds, heritage, language and traditions of all the children our school and wider community.

At Linthorpe Primary School, we recognise that there are six key areas of development that are interrelated and cumulatively contribute to the sum of a pupil’s cultural capital:
  • Personal Development
  • Social Development, including political and current affairs awareness
  • Physical Development
  • Spiritual Development
  • Moral Development
  • Cultural Development
Each subject taught within the school day makes its own contribution to pupils’ cultural capital development alongside our enriched National Curriculum + offer and our ’50 Fantastic Things’ programme.


Cultural Capital Breakfast Week 1

Cultural Capital Breakfast Week 2

Cultural Capital Breakfast Week 3