Arts Council England awarded the Gold Artsmark in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education recognising the breadth, quality and inclusivity across music, dance, drama and art.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“Arts Council England believes that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art – something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.”
“Artsmark – now nationally recognised as a prestigious and coveted award, supported by the Department for Education and Department for Culture Media and Sport – sets the standard for an outstanding arts provision in schools and other education settings and it’s great to see so many new settings attaining Artsmark this year. This award recognises Sandbach High School & Sixth Form’s commitment to providing exciting art experiences and their belief in the power of creativity.”