Warwick School receives prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award
Warwick School is celebrating after having been awarded the Artsmark Platinum Award by Arts Council England.
The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum. Artsmark ensures every young person can be creative and access a diverse, high-quality cultural education.
The assessors praised Warwick School’s arts provision extensively, noting that:
“Your pupils are extremely fortunate to be part of a school which sees the value of the Arts so clearly and acts so positively to engage with the community beyond the setting.”
When summarising the impact of Warwick School and the Warwick Schools Foundation in the wider community, they added:
“You are clearly making a significant difference to the lives of young people beyond as well as within your setting.”
Warwick School Director of Drama, Mike Perry, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised for the commitment to an outstanding arts provision at Warwick School. The arts are more crucial to fostering wellbeing, community, and culture than ever before and we are rightly proud of the huge energy and imagination that goes into the provision here which brings the arts vibrantly to life for young people and our wider community. We look forward to developing further in the coming years with the considerable support provided by Artsmark..”
On receiving the award, Head Master James Barker said: “We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Platinum Award. We are committed to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education and we look forward to further enhancing our arts provision.”
Warwick School was supported by Arts Connect in planning and developing their objectives.
Dr Darren Henley CBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said:
“I would like to congratulate Warwick School on their Artsmark Award. Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious, and creative curriculum, every pupil can develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”