Celebration here at SJT

Here at SJT we are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award in a momentous year for the programme as it celebrates 20 years of arts, culture and creativity in schools. 

The Artsmark Award is the only creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum. Artsmark ensures every young person can be creative and access a diverse, high-quality cultural education. 

 In order to achieve the Artsmark Award, we have had to develop our arts and culture provision to embed a broad and ambitious curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school.  

We were supported by @CuriousMinds’ in planning and developing our objectives. @CuriousMinds’ worked alongside us at various stages to support our Artsmark Award achievement. 

The Artsmark assessor commended us on ‘The transformation of the arts provision at Sir John Thursby Community College has been remarkable and inspiring’  

We’re extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Platinum Award. We are committed to delivering a high-quality arts and cultural education and we look forward to continue to grow with Artsmark. 

 Dr Darren Henley CBE, Chief Executive of the Arts Council, said:  

“I would like to congratulate Sir John Thursby on their Artsmark Award. Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious, and creative curriculum, every pupil can develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”