Create Sheffield are delighted to be working in partnership with Learn Sheffield to offer a brand-new enhanced package of support for Sheffield schools alongside our Core and Universal Offers.

‚ÄčThe Creative Schools Programme is a mentor-supported school development programme providing sustainable improvement in the quality of arts & cultural provision in your school.

The programme will help your school to;


Helping to meet your children's creative needs and linking your teaching staff to creative opportunities in Sheffield.


Learn how arts and creativity can support wellbeing for the whole school community through developing imagination, curiosity and self-expression. 


SLT & teaching staff receive up to date advice and support to understand and sail through Deep Dives in all arts subjects.

What's included?

Our Creative Schools Programme is £2500 per school, per academic year and includes the following;

PLUS all that is included in the Core & Universal Offers (see below)

Core Offer

Our Core Offer is a subscription offer from Create Sheffield which can be accessed through your Learn Sheffield Subscription. Non-subscribing Learn Sheffield schools may purchase it for £100 per-year.

  • A point of contact for your cultural-education needs
  • Access to termly art & music subject network meetings
  • Access to our termly Special School Creative Community of Practice
  • Part of a moderated Facebook group with Sheffield educators and artists
  • Opportunity to share and celebrate the work in your school in our newsletters and comms
  • Plus all included in the Universal Offer below

Universal Offer 

Free to all Sheffield schools

  • Access to Sheffield Adventures
  • Access to monthly newsletters full of relevant, quality-assured local creative opportunities and useful resources
  • Access to our Partner page, an online database of experienced arts and cultural organisations
  • Access to Create Sheffield congress meetings and working groups, helping to shape the cultural education offer in the City. 

Bespoke 3-day project with our Partners

As part of the Creative Schools Programme, your school will work with one of our creative Partners. 

Our Partners are all fantastic quality-assured Sheffield-based arts organisations & artists with relevant experience of working in educational settings.

Each school will co-produce a bespoke project with an artist or organisation, which will be delivered over the equivalent of 3 days.

Coming soon - a brochure full of brilliant arts & cultural Sheffield-based organistions ready to work with your school. 

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

About us

Create Sheffield is our city’s Cultural Education Partnership, we are here to connect all young people aged 0-24 with arts, culture and heritage opportunities in Sheffield. For more information get in contact at

The Creative Schools Programme was shaped by the conversations that took place during Why Creativity Matters NOW and through further meetings and consultations with teachers, school leaders and creative practitioners.

We want to thank our Creative Education Producers Jenny Coats, Amy Willoughby and Becky Stroud from Beck Primary School for co-producing this Programme.