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The Whitstable School receives prestigious Artsmark Award 


Pupils and staff at The Whitstable School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark 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 Whitstable School  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 Whitstable School was supported by Artswork in planning and developing their initial objectives. Artswork worked alongside the school at various stages to support their Artsmark Award achievement. 

”As an Artsmark school, The Whitstable School gained access to exceptional networks and resources from some of the most treasured cultural organisations in the country, which helped to strengthen and deliver their arts provision. Through Artsmark, The Whitstable School will continue to incorporate art and culture into every pupil’s life, learning, knowledge and understanding, helping them to build skills, resilience, confidence and character.” 

On receiving the award, Mr Chaplin, Senior Assistant Headteacher said: “We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Gold Award. The pupils and staff have worked extremely hard over a 2 year period to promote high quality arts and cultural education. We are wholeheartedly committed to the arts and the fundamental Impact they have. We, as a school value the arts in a time when they are being marginalised and we look forward to continue to grow with Artsmark.” 

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said: 

“I would like to congratulate The Whitstable School on their Artsmark Award. As an Artsmark school, The Whitstable School 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.” 

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