New National YouGov poll finds government failing to deliver on music education promise
Findings reveal government’s commitment to give all children in England the chance to learn a musical instrument is not being met in nearly 1/3 of primary schools surveyed.
A new national survey of primary school teachers conducted by YouGov paints an alarming picture of music education in primary schools across Great Britain today. Data from the poll shows that:
- Up to 30% of primary school children do not have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument during their time at school.
- Up to 50% of children do not have the opportunity to learn an orchestral instrument.
- Less than a fifth (19%) of primary schools give ALL pupils the chance to learn an orchestral instrument for a year free of charge... And that's just for a year.
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Read the YouGov results in full.