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South Bromsgrove High receives prestigious Artsmark Award

South Bromsgrove High receives prestigious Artsmark Award

Pupils and staff at South Bromsgrove High are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Gold Artsmark Award once again, having been involved in the award since its inception.  

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports them to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education across the whole curriculum, bringing learning to life for children and young people.

To achieve their Artsmark Award, the school had to develop their arts and cultural provision to embed a broad and ambitious curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school.

The Artsmark assessor commended South Bromsgrove High on “a long-term commitment to arts and culture” with “ measurable effects on staff and pupils”. “All pupils can access a diverse and consistent range of arts and cultural provision through work with local arts and cultural organisations, both in school and on visits outside the classroom, which leads to showcasing in school and the local community alongside a programme of extra-curricular activity”.

On receiving the award, Head teacher Chris Smith said: “We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Gold Award. We are committed to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education and we look forward to continue to grow with Artsmark.”

Dr Darren Henley OBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said:

“I would like to congratulate South Bromsgrove High on their Artsmark Award. Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious and creative curriculum, young people have the opportunity to develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”