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A High Performing Specialist Academy for Technology & Applied Learning

Culture Capital

Cultural capital is defined as the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours and skills that a student can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a student will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.  At Collingwood College we work tirelessly to build our student aspirations and expose them to a range of experiences to help them achieve goals and become successful.

We recognise that for students to aspire and be successful academically and in the wider areas of their lives, they need to be given rich and sustained opportunities to develop their cultural capital.  We do this in many ways, for example, through our curriculum, extra-curricular activities, trips and visits and careers activities.

We recognise that there are six key areas of development that are interrelated and contribute to building a student’s cultural capital:

  1. Personal Development
  2. Social Development
  3. Physical Development
  4. Spiritual Development
  5. Moral Development
  6. Cultural Development.

Nothing can be more important for our children’s education than ensuring they are supported to be the best they can be within our ever-changing, diverse and eclectic society that ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to live, learn and achieve.


Careers and information, advice and guidance provision

Personal finance education

Employability skills

Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum

The school’s wider pastoral framework

Transition support and induction

Work to develop confidence, e.g. public speaking clubs and interview skills workshops

Activities focused on building self-esteem 

Mental health and well-being provision – The Zone

Tutor time curriculum


PSHE curriculum

Tutor time curriculum 

Charity work and fundraising activities 

Student Voice

Healthy Schools’ Accreditation

Access to counselling









Physical Education curriculum

Healthy Eating policies and catering provision 

Anti-bullying and safeguarding policies and strategies

The health, drugs, alcohol, smoking and sex and relationships and elements of the PSHE curriculum

Extra-curricular provision

Activity-based residentials 

Food preparation and nutrition curriculum







The PRC curriculum

Our collective acts of worship and reflection

Support for the expression of individual faiths 

School-linking activities – locally, nationally and internationally 

The Assembly programme 

Christian Youth for Christ visits 


The PRC curriculum 

Behaviour Management policies

Contributions to local, national and international charitable projects

Tutor time curriculum





Access to the Arts

Access to the languages and cultures of other countries through the curriculum and trips and visits

Promotion of racial equality and community cohesion through the school’s ethos 

Co-operative values

Assembly programme 

Tutor time curriculum

At Collingwood College, each faculty or subject makes its own contribution to students’ Cultural Capital development - click on department links below:

Film Studies

Curriculum Information