Artsmark Gold

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It brings learning to life through arts and culture.

Benefits to students

  • Culture and creativity increases pupils’ confidence, critical and creative thinking, communication and literacy skills, improving attainment in core subjects like Maths and English. 
  • Introduces the joys of creating and performing and experiencing art to young people who may not otherwise be exposed to it.
  • Helps encourage pupil voice and leadership skills.
  • Provides an engaging and accessible way into the curriculum for hard to reach or disadvantaged pupils.

Benefits to schools and education settings

  • Artsmark schools gain access to practical teaching resources as well as networks of the country’s leading cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.
  • Recognise and celebrate your school’s strengths and get practical support for future ambitions for arts provision.
  • Enable non-specialist teachers to be confident in teaching the arts and increase staff wellbeing.

Here at Ludworth Primary, Mrs Crosby and Mrs Graham have been leading our Artsmark Journey for the last two years. We have woven the arts into our curriculum and then Mrs Crosby and Mrs Graham submitted a case study detailing the work we have done. We were delighted to be awarded the gold award which recognises all of the hard work we have done. Here is a quote from the Artsmark awarding body:

Ludworth Primary has made some impressive progress throughout their time engaging with Artsmark. The Case Study, which was clear and articulate, highlights a range of impacts for children and teachers, increases in confidence and enthusiasm for arts activities. CPD has been prioritised and has helped interweave the Arts with other subjects, giving them a higher status and value than before. It was intriguing to read about the school's development of "a system where accountability measures are in place and tracking is done for Arts subjects on a similar, in-depth level as it is for subjects such as English, Maths and Science". Hearing more about the practicalities of this and the way you are able to use such data would be good to hear more about in future, as would your ongoing approach to CPD and the ways the Arts are embedded further across the curriculum. It is clear there has been a significant shift in school ethos and approach that has transmitted from learners and teachers to parents and the wider community.

    Contact Us

    Ludworth Primary School
    Moor Crescent
    DH6 1LZ
    t: 01429 820207
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    About Us

    Ludworth Primary School is situated in a rural part of County Durham.

    The school not only serves the village of Ludworth but also attracts families from the surrounding villages of Thornley, Haswell, Haswell Plough and Shadforth.

    We are very proud of our school and try to operate as a family where each and every child is of high importance, in an environment where they feel safe, secure and cared for. click here to learn more about our school →