Arts Council England announces the latest schools achieving Artsmark Award status, including 14 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 680 schools across the region are on their Artsmark journey, either having received their award or working towards it.
The 16 most recently levelled North West schools are:
Ellenborough and Ewanrigg Infant School, Cumbria - Gold
Helsby Hillside Primary School, Frodsham - Gold
Lostock Hall Community Primary School, Preston - Gold
Somerville Primary School, Merseyside - Gold
St Mary & St Thomas' Church of England Primary School, St. Helens - Gold
Victoria Junior School, Cumbria - Gold
Wensley Fold Church of England Primary Academy, Blackburn - Gold
Birtenshaw, Bolton - Silver
Hursthead Junior School, Cheadle - Silver
Ladybrook Primary School, Stockport - Silver
Preston St Matthew's Church of England Primary School, Preston - Silver
St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Manchester - Silver
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, Warrington - Silver
St Clare's RC Primary School, Preston - Silver
Ashurst Primary School - Manchester - Gold
Chesnut Lodge Special School - Cheshire - Silver
Well done to all the newly awarded Artsmark settings for your hard work, dedication and commitment to arts and cultural education.