The school has begun its two year journey to realise its stated ambition to improve opportunities for children in the arts. A 2,000 word statement of intent has been drafted and today approved by the Arts council.
Speaking today, Headteacher Duncan Priestley said: " We're delighted to have our vision approved by the Arts Council and look forward to working together with the support of businesses, volunteers and the local community to increasing opportunities for our youngsters to develop their creativity.
The arts encompasses a wide part of the curriculum in school. The new Arts Action Plan encompasses developments in art & design, music and drama as well as looking to develop more cross-curricular opportunities with other areas of the curriculum. The school intends to:
Raise attainment; increase opportunities to experience and produce more art; raise awareness of future arts careers and develop aspiration; celebrate achievement more widely outside of the school and increase links with artists within the community.