We re-applied for Artsmark Award and are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Gold status!
The panel has made the following comment about our submissions:
It is interesting to hear, not only about the learning benefits of the arts, but of their therapeutic value too. At Peterhouse School, Artsmark has afforded opportunities to extend and advance the range of arts offers, to further strengthen partnerships and share learning locally and nationally through conferences and events. The richness of the curriculum offer is impressive and the impacts on learners extends beyond school and into spheres of social and work related behaviours and skills. Peterhouse has used the arts in all their forms to link to Adult Work Related learning, for example. This has allowed Peterhouse to generate additional cross curricular links. For the future it will be useful to hear more about the different kinds of effect your partnerships with external providers offer, and to consider how you can extend the sharing of your expertise in autism in ways that champion and exemplify the role of the arts.
Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!
Arts Council England celebrates your ongoing commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level, and the opportunities established across your whole setting. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a broad range of high-quality arts and cultural activities, and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff that have measurable effects in these areas. You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations and other settings, and can evidence the positive impact of these partnerships. Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture, and you are working to share the good practice you have established.