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Cultural Capital
What is a Cultural capital?

Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a pupil 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. Cultural capital promotes social mobility and success in our stratified society. Cultural capital gives a student power and it helps them achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give students the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.


Our Cultural Capital 

At Captain Webb Primary School, our curriculum is designed to instil high aspirations in all of our children and to encourage them to become resilient, life-long learners who embrace challenges and continue to grow and develop their cultural capital. Our children will be inspired to follow whichever path they choose whilst being well-rounded, conscientious global citizens. Our 6C values, understanding of SMSC and British Values enrich and underpin our curriculum to ensure Captain Webb children are prepared and equipped to succeed in their futures in an ever changing world. 

“Education for global citizenship helps enable young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place.” -


We are working hard to be Global Citizens at Captain Webb Primary School. 


At Captain Webb, we ensure that our curriculum is a vehicle for SMSC education. SMSC stands for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. Please click to find out more about our SMSC grids which outline how we intergrate SMSC into our learning across the school.

At Captain Webb we actively take opportunities to teach British values and feel this is embedded through our weekly assemblies and interwoven in our enriching curriculum. Please click to find out how this is taught across the school.

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