Arts Council England announces the latest schools achieving Artsmark Award status, including 13 in the North West.
Curious Minds is delighted to congratulate the very latest group of North West schools to achieve Artsmark status. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools; accredited by Arts Council England and awarded to schools which actively champion high quality art and cultural education within their curriculum. Culture and creativity increases pupils’ confidence, critical thinking, communication and literacy skills, improving attainment and bringing core subjects to life.
In order to achieve Artsmark status, these schools have demonstrated their commitment to incorporating art and culture into every student’s life and learning, as well as showing ambitious plans for the future. They will now continue their journey with the support of Curious Minds.
Over 700 schools across the region are on their Artsmark journey, either having received their award or working towards it.
The 13 most recently levelled North West schools are:
Distington Community School, Workington - Gold
Emmaus Church of England and Catholic Primary School, Liverpool - Gold
Evelyn Street Community Primary School, Warrington - Gold
North Chadderton School, Oldham - Gold
Notre Dame Catholic College, Liverpool - Gold
Penkford School, Newton-le-Willows - Gold
Ridgewood Community High School, Burnley - Gold
Alexandra Park Primary School, Stockport - Silver
Colne Primet Academy, Colne - Silver
Grosvenor Road Primary School, Manchester - Silver
St Silas Church of England Primary School, Liverpool - Silver
St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary School, St. Helens - Silver
Wennington Hall School, Lancaster - Silver
Well done to all the newly awarded Artsmark settings for your hard work, dedication and commitment to arts and cultural education.