Music: Education:Written question - 194567

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Asked on: 22 November 2018
Department for Education
Music: Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount of teaching time for music in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.
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Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 27 November 2018

Music is compulsory in the national curriculum for 5 to 14 year olds. At primary school level, data from the Omnibus Survey in 2017 reveals that the average amount of teaching time in primary schools was broadly similar to the amount of time spent teaching history and geography. At secondary schools, the data from the school workforce census in the table below shows that the proportion of time spent teaching music between 2010 and 2017 has remained broadly stable.

Proportion (%) of total teaching hours spent on music in years 7-13 in state-funded secondary schools

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.4%

2.3%

2.3%

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