Pupils and staff at Oakfield School are celebrating, after joining the Artsmark Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools that champion the arts and strive for excellence in their provision. It celebrates schools that embrace the arts across the curriculum and make the arts come alive for pupils. It is a badge of distinction for schools who engage children and young people in the arts.
In order to become an Artsmark accredited School, we devised a Statement of Commitment (see link) to the arts which celebrated the strengths of the school’s current arts provision. As part of the Statement, the school was also able to articulate its ambitions for its future arts provision which it will now work towards.
The award will take two years to achieve and we hope that with the commitment from the pupils and staff, we can earn this prestigious award.