Artsmark 2015 Update

ArtsmarkGoldWe are an amazing school!

For the past 14 years we have held the highly acclaimed Artsmark award from the Arts Council at Gold level. We are one of only a few schools in the whole country who have been awarded the Gold level 4 times in a row.


As a result we have been selected to be a pilot school for the new award and we are currently putting together an application that celebrates all the great work that we do within the Arts at ALNS. During this application process you will hear all about the things that are important to us as a school about your experiences of the Arts and our commitment to our students to ensure we meet all of the key principles behind Artsmark.


These are:
1. Striving for excellence – ensuring we all create the best work we can
2. Emphasising authenticity-that students experience quality Music, Drama, Art and Dance that is of a professional standard as often as possible
3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging – ALWAYS
4. Ensuring a positive, child-centred experience – that we are focused on our students and getting the BEST experiences possible
5. Actively involving children and young people – we involve our students at every stage of planning, creating, performing and responding
6. Providing a sense of personal progression – we give students the opportunities to develop and celebrate these developments
7. Developing a sense of ownership and belonging – we continue to create opportunities for ALL students to succeed, to take the lead and to develop their passion with likeminded people.


We are currently writing our application and have made a commitment to ensure that these 7 principles drive our Arts provision forwards within the school.


Our student’s commitment and involvement with all of our events and experiences that take place is driven by outstanding team of staff who deliver the Art subjects at ALNS and they are the reason we have had this prestigious award so many times.


As we move through the application process I will keep you informed and WATCH THIS SPACE for the big news when we know what we are awarded next time!