Artsmark is the nationally recognised mark of excellence for schools delivering quality arts and cultural provision.
The Artsmark programme is a supported journey for schools to develop their practice and celebrate their achievements.
The new award provides a framework to build your profile as a school leading in arts education: to audit current strengths, identify priorities, articulate and align arts and cultural provision against whole school improvement.
Ofsted requirements around spiritual, moral, social, and cultural education can be evidenced through your Artsmark journey, and the process can support the development of leadership skills and link to students’ learning objectives.
When you register for Artsmark you will automatically become part of a network, with access to support from A New Direction, designed to help you at all stages of the Artsmark cycle.
The journey to achieving Artsmark status has allowed us to celebrate the many enriching activities that already happen at our school and has opened up our eyes to many more creative opportunities.
Comber Grove Primary
Free information sessions
Want to find out more before you register? Come along to one of our free Discover Artsmark Sessions for all you need to know about what's involved.
Ready to sign up?
You can register directly on the Artsmark website, it only takes a couple of minutes.
Registration was really easy - I set aside a whole
hour to do it, but it only took a few minutes!
(Hayes School, Secondary)
CPD / Development Day
Once you have registered, you and a colleague will be invited to attend a Development Day to get you started.
Peer learning and support sessions
Already on your Artsmark journey? We are offering further support on developing your action plan, evaluating impact and completing paperwork, with these free sessions, the emphasis on sharing and collaboration.
Artsmark supporting documents
- Download a visual step-by-step guide of the process
- How the award works
- Work out your starting point with the self-assessment tool
- Statement of commitment template
- Your Artsmark checklist
Celebrating Artsmark schools
Find out more about schools that have received their Artsmark Award.