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Should arts subjects be added to EBacc?

Should arts subjects be added to EBacc?

The introduction of the EBacc, the rights of academies to diverge from the national curriculum and funding cuts have all led to a “postcode lottery” in the quality of music education, MPs have said today.

The report on the live music industry by the Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee adds to growing calls for arts subjects to be added to the EBacc.

Music education was investigated by the MPs because of its role as a “talent pipeline” to the live music industry –  which generated almost £1 billion for the UK economy and employed more than 28,000 people in 2017.

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