Combe St Nicholas Church of England VA Primary School, Artsmark Silver

Body: 

'We don’t view our engagement in the arts as being at the expense of academic subjects but as enhancing and facilitating these. Artsmark has had a positive impact on teaching and learning at our school; pupils report that arts-related activities have been memorable and our KS2 Sats results have continued to improve, with the greatest progress being made by disadvantaged pupils.' Christine Maxwell, Headteacher

Summary: 

 'Artsmark has had a positive impact on teaching and learning at our school; pupils report that arts-related activities have been memorable and our KS2 Sats results have continued to improve.'

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's vital that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport