ARTS Council England has awarded Artsmark Gold to Polegate School in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.
Polegate School is one of 1,750 schools in England who received an Artsmark this year but only one of a few that have been awarded it three times in succession and held it for more than 10 years.
Claire Martin-O’Donoghue, head teacher of Polegate School, said: “I’m delighted that the Arts Council has recognised Polegate School’s dynamic, inspirational curriculum.
“Our pupils enjoy a wide range of Arts opportunities ranging from performing at the O2 to working alongside professional artists.
“I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award.”
Artsmark is more than simply a mark of distinction for the school - taking part in the scheme has enabled Polegate to develop its arts provision, and see the pupils who take part become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning as a result of the Arts Council scheme.