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Cultural Capital

"76% of students reported that they have taken part in an activity that they have not experienced before"

(Student survey October 2019)

Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum:


It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’


At Reading Girls’ School, we provide a variety of opportunities for our pupils to develop their culture capital. From our enrichment opportunities, to our new KS3 curriculum, STEM and Deeper Applied Learning External Provider links at KS3, our pupils are provided with as much opportunity as possible to become well-rounded individuals who are equipped with the skills to live within a modern society.

Therefore, at Reading Girls’ School we see Cultural Capital as being supported by two different strands: one, the curriculum and two, the extended curriculum.


The Curriculum

The Extended Curriculum 


STEM day 

RGS Pledge  

Educational visits  

Reading for pleasure 

Personal development days  

Subject-specific industry links  


Prefect system  

Dance production  

Black History Committee 

Student Leadership Team  

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors  

Mental Health Ambassadors  

Mock Magistrates programme