Impact and Outcomes

The City Classroom became a membership programme in 2017, with a focus on primary and SEN cultural education. In 2022 we published the below document which summarises the highlights, the reach, impact and insight achieved across four years, giving a true picture of the benefits of collaborative working.

Sheema, aged 9 said:

"Creativity means that you should try your best and whatever is left is a masterpiece"

Teacher (Ash Field School)

This is our first ever performance for residential students… please bring more!

Julia (Parent)

The opportunity for my son James to experience aspects of art and crafts is invaluable. Only by exposure to opportunities like this can he continue to learn and develop and increase his understanding of the world around him. The setting is amazing. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I look forward to James having this opportunity again in the future. Julia, Parent.


Most of the young people who visited had not visited a gallery before. By providing an additional activity to help them engage with the themes of the exhibition, they relaxed in the space and responded creatively. They created photographs in response the exhibition which they have submitted to the young people's exhibition 'Seeing Ourselves' curated by the Attenborough Arts Centre Next Gen. Creatives.

Collective Outcomes Tool

To measure our impact we use the Collective Outcomes Tool, which has been designed to illustrate the impact we are having collectively as arts and cultural organisations working with schools. The data collected to date illustrates how arts and cultural organisations are working in partnership with schools across the East Midlands to overcome the inequality of opportunity, which many children and young people face when accessing a high-quality cultural education offer.

The impact recorded from this tool demonstrates the levels of participation and reach of our partnership. This data will ultimately support our development by attracting investment and identifying areas of need.