General Election 2017: Statement

Deborah Annetts, Founder and Coordinator of the Bacc for the Future campaign said:

‘The EBacc proposals are undermining creative, artistic and technical subjects in secondary schools across England, and are putting our world-leading creative industries – worth more than £87 billion a year to the UK economy – at risk.

We are asking the Secretary of State to meet with representatives from the Bacc for the Future campaign to discuss solutions to reform or withdraw the EBacc. At the same time, with the consultation having closed 16 months ago, the Department for Education must publish all the consultation responses as a matter of urgency. As we start to negotiate the terms of our exit from the EU, our children must be prepared for the industries of the future – and these subjects and the knowledge and skills gained from a creative, artistic and technical education will be vital.’