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Artsmark Award

Artsmark Award

We are proud to inform you that in September 2018 as a school we were awarded the Silver Artsmark Award by Arts Council England.  The Artsmark Award is a valuable tool for enriching the schools arts provision and ensuring the many benefits brought by the arts are infused across the curriculum and the school community. We have successfully shown that the seven Quality principles set by the Arts Council England are reflected by our school:

  1. Striving for excellence and innovation
  2. Being authentic
  3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging
  4. Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience
  5. Actively involving children and young people
  6. Enabling personal progression
  7. Developing belonging and ownership


On achieving this award the assessment panel recognise that all children in our school are offered equal opportunity to participate in a broad range of arts and cultural experiences, and made the following comment:

"The panel were pleased to read of the many positive impacts your Artsmark journey has had on your school and pupils such as improved vocabulary amongst Reception pupils and staff becoming more confident in their teaching of 3D art. The panel noted the positive change in your school's Equality Action Plan which now outlines the range of arts and culture opportunities to be made available to your pupils."