The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark was created to ensure that every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform as well as to visit, participate in and review extraordinary work.
At The Grange Primary School, we are dedicated to developing arts and culture for all children and as such, embarked on the Artsmark journey. The two year process enabled us to showcase the arts provision in school and staff and pupils alike will be recognised and awarded with an Artsmark accreditation.
The Grange Primary School was awarded the Artsmark Gold Award in July 2018. The award panel had the following comments to make about our dedication to the Arts:
“The panel recognise your strong commitment and enthusiasm to the arts. Your CPD programme focusing on the use of peer critique in art to improve consistency across the school was noted as a strength as were the use of arts to support those pupils who might be struggling in some areas of the curriculum.”
We are currently embarking on another two year Artsmark journey to renew our award. We continue to maintain the Gold standard through the intent, implementation and impact monitoring of the Arts throughout school and strive to extend our offer to schools within the local authority.
For more information on the Artsmark Award please visit the appropriate website: www.artsmark.org.uk/
The Arts Award is awarded to individual children for their work within the arts. It inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it is creative, valuable and accessible. Since Summer 2017, through the arts extra-curricular prospects offered at The Grange Primary School, children have had the opportunity to achieve an Arts Award at the ‘Discover’ Level.
Arts Award Discover is an introductory award, designed for ages 5 and above. To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children participate in a range of arts activities, researching artists and their work and sharing their arts discoveries. The awarding body responsible for Arts Award is Trinity College London, in association with Arts Council England.
As we continue to expand and embed our arts offer post-COVID, The Grange Primary School will offer the Arts Award at both the ‘Discover’ (5 years+) and ‘Explore’ (7 years+) levels. This further supports our pupils to raise their aspirations within the arts, be prepared for secondary school (where the Arts Award is also offered at ‘Bronze’, ‘Silver’ and ‘Gold’ levels) and build valuable cultural capital for the future.
For more information on the Arts Award please visit the appropriate website: www.artsaward.org.uk