Formby High School has been awarded Artsmark Platinum
We have just received confirmation that Arts Council England has awarded Formby High School Artsmark Platinum - another stunning national recognition for the quality, breadth and impact of our creative and cultural curriculum.
This is what the panel had to say... “The quality of leadership and the commitment to the arts at your school are evident throughout your documentation, which demonstrates great strengths in curriculum design, the contribution the arts make to whole school pedagogy, the quality and coherence of CPD, the ownership of students who are very much encouraged to curate their artistic lives, the range of offer available and the partnerships which feed this and signpost career options. Your contribution to the development of arts education beyond the school is deeply impressive.
As a Platinum Artsmark school Arts Council England celebrates your commitment to arts and cultural education at a governing body level, the opportunities established across your provision and the leadership you are demonstrating in this area. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to influence, lead, experience and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities across a broad range of media and you are able to contribute to development opportunities in these areas for both your own staff and others. You have strong partnerships with arts and cultural organisations and can evidence the positive impact of this collaboration. Your children and young people have an opportunity to continually develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to further develop the leadership role you have established.”
Receiving this news only a couple of weeks after receiving the Times Educational Supplement Creative School of the Year award is a huge honour and validation of the importance of creativity in all its forms at Formby High School. We are very thankful for the commitment of our students, staff, parents, governors and wider community to supporting and promoting the arts within and beyond the classroom.