Artsmark is a national award scheme managed by Arts Council England. The scheme recognises settings with a high level of provision in the arts and celebrates schools which champion the arts and strive for excellence in their provision.

Artsmark believe “every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.”

“Artsmark is a great way of encouraging schools to bring the arts to our children! The arts are a marvellous vehicle for bringing children together and exposure to them has been proved to have a beneficial effect not only on their other school subjects but also on their general wellbeing and feelings of self-esteem.” – Julian Lloyd Webber. Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation.


Urban Christmas – December 2016