Pupils and staff at Fallibroome Academy are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people. The Artsmark Team stated, ‘The Fallibroome Academy has a really strong, long term commitment to the transformative power of arts and culture for staff and students that is making a difference to the local community’

In order to achieve their Artsmark Award, Fallibroome had to develop their arts and culture provision to embed a broad and balanced curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school and local community.

On receiving the award, Francis Power, Headteacher said “at a time when the arts are under huge pressure in schools, we are delighted to have our ongoing excellence and commitment to this area recognised by this prestigious award. The arts add colour, excitement and joy to our school so we are very fortunate to have such a committed team of staff who continually find new and creative ways to showcase the extraordinary talents that our students possess”.

The Artsmark Award has been created to help unlock the potential of children and young people, to develop their character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding. In short, Artsmark has been designed to bring the arts and culture to life in every classroom.

Awarded by Arts Council England, Artsmark is designed by schools, for schools, to help them deliver high quality art and cultural education.

Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools and education settings for championing the arts and culture. Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their art provision.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said:

“I would like to congratulate Fallibroome Academy on their Artsmark Award. As an Artsmark school, Fallibroome exemplifies how the Award can help schools to achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that each of its pupils is given the opportunity to explore and build a love of the arts that will remain with them as they go through adult life.”

Visit artsmark.org.uk for more information.



About Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development body for arts and culture across England, working to enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to visual art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.