We are delighted to receive the Artsmark Silver Award here at Carr Manor Community School.

The Artsmark Award supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum. Here at Carr Manor Community School, we have a diverse and inclusive curriculum which allows all pupils, from Reception to Year 11, to be creative. This is something we are very proud of.

We are proud of the feedback we received following this award, which highlights just some of the ways that we promote the arts within school, “music and drama are big components of what you have begun to offer […] as forms of enrichment through special projects and beyond-school provision (such as drumming and music).” “Your staff led CPD was very well received and was not only engaging, but was seen as practical and immediately applicable to classroom contexts”.

Miss Keohane, Team Manager for Performing Arts, said “I feel very proud to work at a school that values the Artsmark process. The journey we have taken in the last 2 years has really helped us re-establish our arts provision after covid, innovate new ideas using pupil voice, and clearly impact the pupils and staff and the wider community through the actions we took on that process. I am particularly proud of the direct actions and impact we had from pupil voice in performing our first whole school musical in a long time.”

You can learn more about our broad and balanced curriculum here.