The Drama Centre offers support and encouragment to Redbridge schools in the pursuit of Artsmark

About Artsmark:

    • this is a national award for arts excellence in schools awarded by Arts Council England

    • all schools and colleges can apply

    • applications are made annually and each award stands for three years

    • the arts subjects are - drama, music, art and design, dance

    • an Artsmark school will demonstrate provision in all four arts subjects

    • Applicant schools need:

      -   a whole school arts policy

      -   a clear management structure for all the arts

      -   development targets for the arts

      -   two referees - one from the LA

      Artsmark contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted's requirement that a school promotes students'm spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  

      Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that a school or setting values the arts and culture.