ArtsMark Gold

We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold ArtsMark award by the British Arts Council! A real credit to our Arts departments and the School Community as a whole! 

The panel has made the following comment about our submission:

‘You have used this Artsmark journey to maintain and develop new partnerships to support you in providing your students with cultural experiences and opportunities in the arts. Your consistent engagement with the Shakespeare in Schools Project has earned you a Bronze Award for three continuous years of affiliation. Your collaboration with Waterstones has led to many authors visiting the school and your work with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra has enabled some students to participate in music workshops. Students have also had the opportunity to attend careers-specific events at the Royal Northern College of Music. Careers in the arts and creative industries are actively promoted. For instance, creative/digital media, marketing and architecture were represented at a recent Careers Fayre. The arts departments have introduced bespoke careers content into their curriculums through project days, professional visits from creative industry practitioners and tours to Media City. It was great to read a number of your students taking up animation or architecture or fashion marketing at Higher Education institutions. Cultural events such as the Chinese New Year are celebrated and as are opportunities to celebrate groups of students’ cultural experiences. The students from Hong Kong who have recently settled in the UK must feel really valued by being given the chance to tell and share their stories. Students are offered a range of arts-based qualifications at KS4 and Arts Award Explore at KS3… We look forward to reading where your Artsmark journey takes you next.’

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Miss Hitchens