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.

The 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.

The window for schools to apply for Summer term activities is between 24 February and 6 March.

Please see the Schools Guidance Sheet document below for more information about how the programme works.

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.

The next Cultural Lead Teachers Twilight will be held on 24 March at the Charterhouse.
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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. All CPD opportunities will be free to schools and will take place after the school day.

Sign up to our newsletter

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


Contact us

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 2797.


  • What Islington teachers say about us:
  • “It was great to be in a workshop led by people who understand children and can pitch work to their level. It was a high energy workshop that kept the children's focus and gave new skills to both children and adults. I had great feedback from parents too. I would highly recommend this workshop. Well done October Gallery!”

    KS1 Teacher, Gillespie Primary School (October Gallery)

  • “Thank you so much for your help with getting these trips arranged. Our students really benefit from getting out of school and enjoying cultural experiences so the 11 by 11 project is a wonderful initiative!”

    KS1 Teacher, Richard Cloudesley School

  • “This was an excellent visit. The children loved the performance and listened intently. The children talked about what they had seen and related aspects of the story to their own experiences. Reception were talking about the animals on the bus and I am sure they will tell their parents all about the visit tonight.”

    Cultural Lead Teacher, Yerbury Primary School (Little Angel Theatre)

  • “Leaders were really knowledgeable and professional. Ideas were interesting and the end product was a fantastic piece that all children were able to access. Would love to take part again!”

    KS2 Teacher, St John’s Upper Holloway School (Candoco)