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Silver Artsmark Award

We are delighted to announce that Sharmans Cross have been awarded a prestigious Artsmark Silver Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people. Over the last two years, Sharmans Cross has been working to develop the arts and cultural provision and embed a broad and balanced curriculum.

We submitted a Statement of Commitment and a Statement of Impact to the Arts Council, which were assessed and the following comments were made about our submissions:

It is clear that your growth as a school, with nearly 400 pupils now on roll, has coincided with the growth of your arts provision, including an increase in music specialist staffing. You have provided staff with CPD, with clear benefits to the teaching of art, where staff confidence has grown and pupil attainment has improved. You have extended pupil performance opportunities and increased pupil premium children’s attendance at after school clubs and the increased attendance during your innovative art weeks. Sharmans Cross have made great strides towards placing the Arts at the heart of your school’s pedagogy to develop your creative and child-led curriculum.”

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