Our Learning and Outreach Partners

We have extensive links with SEN schools and organisations across Leicester and Leicestershire, working closely with our Learning and Outreach Programme and education department. 

CLASS NETWORK: 9 Leicester/shire SEN schools

Our Class Network means that we are able to work with 9 SEN schools across Leicester and Leicestershire, introducing their pupils to the arts in a way that is as accessible and fun as possible.


UK New Artists champions the next generation of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK. We develop artists’ practice through cross art form opportunities and celebrate creativity at national & international biennials.

Catherine Infants School

Our ethos at Catherine Infant School is to create a happy, caring and stimulating learning environment where all children are inspired to work hard to achieve their full potential. Through a broad and balanced education all children will grow in self esteem and confidence to become caring and responsible individuals.

National Space Centre

The National Space Centre is the UK’s largest attraction dedicated to space exploration and space science. We have an amazing building filled with rockets, satellites, Martian surfaces and other genuine space artefacts. The building also houses experts and a full Space Communications team.

People dancing

People Dancing is the development and membership organisation for community and participatory dance, driving forward inclusion and excellence through professional development, resources & safeguarding services, specialist programmes & networks. It supports a UK-wide network of members – dance artists, practitioners and organisations – who make great dance happen in all its diversity. Our membership reaches more than 4,500 dance professionals worldwide.

Leicester College

Leicester College offer a comprehensive range of further education courses and post 16 training, in support of technical, vocational and higher education qualifications across a broad range of subject areas, including ESOL, from post 16 entry to university level to around 19,000 students, who range in age from 14 to 75.

New College Leicester

At New College Leicester, our mission is to provide a rounded and inspirational education for all our young people. We do this by instilling the 4 R’s: Respect; Responsibility; Resilience and Resourcefulness – the values we hold most dear. Our students therefore develop the confidence to embrace the responsibilities that life has to offer and become valued members of the local community and beyond, both now and in the future.

Bridge Junior School

At Bridge, we want all children to SHINE which is at the heart of all that we do and we believe that every child can succeed.  We want all members of our school community to have high aspirations and to feel confident about the future, looking forward to the opportunities it will bring.

Highfields Community Centre

Highfields Centre first opened in 1974 as a community centre and is located in the heart of a vibrant and diverse community in Leicester. Highfields Community Association (HCA) is a company limited by guarantee, a registered charity, a full Locality member and holder of various nationally accredited kite marks, including Investors in People, Advice Quality Standard, Matrix and Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner. Since December 2010, HCA has been fully responsible for the management and operation of Highfields Centre.

The Spark Arts for children

The Spark Arts for Children is a busy children’s art organisation based in the LCB Depot (Leicester City Council managed workspace for creative industries), in the heart of the city of Leicester’s cultural quarter.

The Spark gives children opportunities to immerse themselves in the arts. We offer children spaces to discover their own skills, passions and potential, as audience, participants and creators of their own work.

Engage in the visual Arts – MaxLiteracy

Engage is the lead advocacy and training network for gallery education.

Established in 1989 as the National Association for Gallery Education, Engage represents gallery and visual art education professionals throughout the UK and in over 20 countries worldwide.

We support arts educators, organisations, freelancers and artists to work together with communities in dynamic, open exchanges that give everyone the opportunity to learn and benefit from the arts.

The Mighty Creatives

Here at The Mighty Creatives (TMC), we’re a team of creative arts enthusiasts dedicated to transforming the lives of children and young people through creativity, arts and culture. Our mission is simple: we believe that every child and young person should have access to exciting and inspiring creative opportunities – whatever their background.

Leicestershire Music Education Hub

Welcome to Leicestershire Music – the beginning of a new journey and chapter in our history, (we’ve been teaching music to young people in Leicestershire since 1948).

Over the past year, we have been planning on how we can best connect with and support the young people of Leicester & Leicestershire with their music making. We have a new energy and direction, which we believe will begin to make a huge difference to the lives of young people, reflecting their musical needs and interests and providing fully inclusive opportunities allowing everyone to be involved in music making.

The City Classroom

The City Classroom is Leicester(shires) Cultural Education Partnership.

Its mission is to raise the standards and level of provision of locally-based cultural education activity, and to enrich the cultural experience of every child and young person in Leicester and Leicestershire.

The City Classroom brings together organisations, schools, artists and creatives to provide a co-ordinated, planned and strategic approach to providing cultural experiences for young people in our city and county.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Our service users and staff are extremely important to us. We are constantly working to provide the highest possible level of care to our service users and we believe that having a vision for the future, and strategic objectives to work towards, is vital.

Leicester city Council

We serve the people, communities and businesses of Leicester, the biggest city in the East Midlands.

We are a unitary authority, which means we take responsibility for many of the major decisions which affect people’s lives. This includes decisions around schools, roads and setting council tax.

Sightlines Initiative

Children are curious, creative and playful explorers – and so we need to create an education for them that responds to these qualities. They should have the best start possible – not be crushed into a system with only one size for all. We must work hard, with feet on the ground and heads in the clouds, to inspire individuals and institutions to grow and change in the interests of children.

Since 1997 Sightlines Initiative has been encouraging an enquiry-based approach to early childhood education through example, professional development, publications and exhibitions.

Our approach is research and evidence-based – and it works. You can see the enthused, engaged, deep-thinking children and their thoughtful, committed educators in our project examples. We can see a movement of change, as educators find their true direction and the courage to follow through with it.

Whether you are parent, educator, policy-maker, or general supporter, we hope you will join us and help to continue our work.

House of Imagination

House of Imagination provides a range of spaces for children and young people to collaborate with creative professionals -it is a home for improvisation, creativity and innovation and a place to make those things visible to an international audience through research.


Established in 2011, Inspirate is a diverse-led organisation that has produced a plethora of arts festivals and events, delivering culturally dynamic experiences to audiences from across the country. We connect people from all walks of life with inspiring creative experiences – our aim is to ambitiously pioneer a new and inclusive approach to culture, where the ‘door is open to all’.

Little Inventors

Little Inventors is a creative education organisation that inspires imagination by taking children’s amazing ideas seriously.

They aim give children across the world the opportunity to develop and showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills, build their confidence, curiosity and resilience to become caring citizens of our planet, all invaluable attributes that will support them as adults in their everyday life and chosen career paths.