We recognise the value of evaluating our impact and every year we take time to think about how Sistema Norwich is doing, assessing the impact our work has on our students to make sure we’re meeting their needs as best we can.

As an independent programme, and with our limited funds committed to delivery, setting up a large-scale, longitudinal studies for our programme is limited by the resources have available. This is something we hope to achieve in the longer-term, drawing in the resources to support that work. In the meantime you can access the evaluation of the Sistema Norwich Peer Leader Project, and two other Sistema-inspired programmes through the links as the bottom of the page.

Snapshot of the programme

Whilst we are still working to ensure that the programme reaches those least able to access the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, the programme currently has around 100 children, with a wonderfully diverse mix of participants.

  • 34% live in the most deprived 20% of the city
  • 70% in most deprived 50% of the city
  • 22% are on free school meals
  • 15% will have a special educational need
  • 51% are white British, 16% white non-British and 33% are from an ethnic minority
  • 56% are female and 44% male

Research and Evaluation of Sistema-inspired Programmes

Image Credits:
Header Image – Alex Lyons.