Today we are delighted to announce that the school has been awarded the Artsmark Gold. It is a very difficult award to achieve and is a testament to the school’s continued commitment to a creative and broad curriculum.
We thank Mr Morrell for his steerage of the process and all the pupils, staff and governors who have contributed to this commendation.
This is what the award panel had to say:
The panel commended the inclusive and engaging approaches that have been taken to developing arts across the school, providing a focus and opportunity for pupils, teachers, the senior management team, governors and parents to work together.
For future development, the panel looks forward to you developing your leadership and advocacy role in the Arts.
As a Gold Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates your commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level and the opportunities embedded across your provision. Your children and young people have equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff in these areas. You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations and can evidence the positive impact of these partnerships. Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to share the expertise you have established.