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Art Curriculum Statement

To encourage creativity and the appreciation of art throughout their lives, children are exposed to the three elements of art and design.


  1. Skills: experimenting creatively using different skills, media and materials.
  2. Knowledge: Developing a deep knowledge of artists from the different art movements and their traditions.
  3. Exposure: Developing the ability to express, appreciate and understand a wealth of key artists.

What is Artsmark?

Managed by Arts Council England, Artsmark is a national award scheme which recognises schools with a high provision in the arts. The scheme encourages schools to consider the opportunities they offer in art, dance, drama and music. By gaining an Artsmark, a school shows its commitment to the wider development of young people and teachers and to raising the profile of the arts in the school.


Artsmark aims to develop arts and culture based activity across the school in order to encompass an enriched and inclusive curriculum where the arts are embedded into a broader school strategy.


There are 7 key principles within Arts Mark which include:

  • Striving for excellence and innovation
  • Being authentic
  • Being exiting, inspiring and engaging
  • Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience
  • Actively involving young people
  • Enabling personal progression
  • Developing belonging and ownership


Our Artsmark Journey 

We are currently on a journey to achieve Artsmark status 'silver'. We want to celebrate our strengths in what we already do within our inclusive creative curriculum alongside the development and enrichment of our arts provision.