Artsmark Award

Sitwell Junior School receives prestigious Artsmark Award


Pupils and staff at Sitwell Junior School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Silver 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 Silver Award, Sitwell Junior 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.

Sitwell Junior School was supported by IVE in planning and developing their initial objectives. IVE worked alongside the school at various stages to support their Artsmark Award achievement.

On receiving the award, Jennifer Dawson, Headteacher said: “We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Silver Award. We are committed to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education and we look forward to continuing to grow with Artsmark.”

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

“I would like to congratulate Sitwell Junior School on their Artsmark Silver Award. As an Artsmark school, Sitwell Junior 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.”