11 by 11 is a commitment to make available 11 outstanding cultural experiences by Year 11 for all children and young people attending Islington schools.

11 by 11 Activity Menu is an extensive programme of free creative and cultural activities for local schools – from events and experiences like free concert tickets and backstage theatre tours, to school assembly talks about the creative industries.

Schools can apply for the autumn term activities from 22 May to 10 June 2019. 

Since the 11 by 11 launch event on 15 March 2019, 25 schools and over 3000 Islington children have been offered free activities including trips to the theatre, workshops in school and trips out to heritage sites and museums.

Cultural Lead Teachers

We are asking all Islington schools to nominate a Cultural Lead teacher to have oversight of the 11 by 11 initiative and the cultural activities taking place in their school. We will be offering Cultural Lead teachers ongoing training, support and opportunities designed to maximise the impact of 11 by 11 in their school.

We will be holding the first twilight for Cultural Lead teachers on Tuesday 25 June at the Museum of London

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Culture Bank

The Cultural Enrichment Team in partnership with Schools Improvement, Cubitt Artists, Company three and Upward Bound, are designing a free programme of cross-curricular CPD opportunities and resources which will be on offer to all Islington teaching staff from September 2019. The full programme of Culture Bank CPD will be shared at the Cultural Lead twilight on 25 June. All CPD opportunities are free of charge and will take place after the school day.

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We are designing a Cultural Leads newsletter to update you about developments in the programme and CPD and activities on offer.


If you have any queries about the 11 by 11 initiative, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Cultural Enrichment Team on 0207 527 5534.


11 by 11: inspiring young people through culture