Artsmark Gold Award
The College are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Gold Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.
In order to achieve their Artsmark Award, the college had to develop their arts and culture provision to embed a broad and balanced curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school.
The college was supported by a local organisation, The Mighty Creatives in planning and developing their initial objectives. The Mighty Creatives worked alongside the school at various stages to support their Artsmark Award achievement.
On receiving the award, Claire Shardlow, Head of Performing Arts 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.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said:
“I would like to congratulate King Edward VII Science and Sport College on their Artsmark Award. As an Artsmark school, King Edward VII Science & Sport College exemplifies how the Award can help schools to achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that each of its pupils is given the opportunity to explore and build a love of the arts that will remain with them as they go through adult life.”