The Arts Mark

The Artsmark Award

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.

Artsmark’s flexible framework is designed to help you embed arts, culture and creativity across your whole curriculum, celebrating your commitment to cultural education.Every young person should have the opportunity to be creative and to experience and participate in extraordinary arts and culture.

The Seven Quality Principles are:

Striving for Excellence and innovation

Being Authentic

Being exciting, inspiring and engaging.

Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience

Actively involving children and young people

Enabling Personal progression

Developing belonging and ownership

The Artsmark Award Criteria

  1. Values and ethos
  2. Leadership
  3. Children and young people
  4. Curriculum design
  5. Range of offer
  6. Continued Professional Development
  7. Partnership
  8. Equality and Diversity

So in starting the process, we audited our current provision before attending a development day in April 2022. We set high goals and ambitions for our journey and created a statement of commitment and action plan. Soon to be here on this page. We will then monitor our progress, collect evidence and evaluate our journey and the impact for children and staff before submitting for our award. 

Based on the self assessment tool for the Arts Mark process, we believe that we are currently in Silver in all areas and moving towards Gold in our action plan. 

Miss Hymers will be leading our Arts Mark work with staff and leadership in school. 

May 2023 - we are nearing the conclusion of our 18 months work on the Arts Mark . Some of the key additions we are working on at teh moment are:

  • Professional dance, musicians, artists in school to inspire and work with children
  • Community artwork links to high school and local nursery school at Bretherton Endowed
  • Work with high school staff to upsekill staff
  • Big art opportunity in school and grounds
  • increased sketchbook work
  • Inspiring artists and music links weekly


Files to Download

Contact the School

Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)

NB: All documentation is in PDF format and is downloadable, however, if you require paper copies, please contact the School Office Manager