What is Cultural Capital?
Introduced by French thinker Pierre Bourdieu in the 1970s, cultural capital refers to the social and cultural knowledge, behaviour and skills that can help a student make progress. Cultural capital is woven through the whole curriculum, giving context and reference points to subjects that allow students to draw upon and which demonstrate their cultural awareness. It is a key ingredient for students to draw on these to be successful in society, their chosen career and the wider world. At Wolverley CE Secondary School we aim to build student aspirations and offer them a wide range of experiences to help them achieve their goals and become better citizens.
“The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.”