Arts Mark 2020 - 2021
What is the Arts Mark?
The Arts Mark is awarded by Arts Council England and recognises organisations who inspire young people through arts and culture. Arts Mark support schools’ who bring arts and culture to life in every classroom through a shared commitment to high-quality art and cultural education.
The Arts are firmly at the heart of Boundary Primary School and are valued by staff, children and parents. The teaching of Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre are taught in ways accessible to all and enable the development of their natural talents.
We have worked hard to incorporate the Arts Mark quality principles in our teaching and believe that they are a fundamental part of our pupil’s education.
How will the Arts Mark impact the children of Boundary Primary School?
Culture & Diversity Development is at the heart of the curriculum for the children at Boundary Primary School. We are focused on the development of the children’s character as well as their academic achievement; tolerant, understanding, well rounded, resilient, imaginative and creative pupils are what we strive to encompass through our continued engagement with arts and culture education.
Our future developments for Boundary are to authentically and actively involve the children in the development of the Arts through a representative Pupil Arts Council, who will begin to organise and choose cultural experiences for their peers.
The Arts Council had this to say about Boundary's work:
‘It is wonderful to read of the commitment of Boundary Primary to the value of the Arts, particularly to a school population that would otherwise be largely deprived of such experiences and opportunities.’
‘You have maintained your progress through lockdown and have been resourceful in developing a digital arts offer.’
Our links with the Royal Ballet and Royal Shakespeare Company
We have established a partnership with the Royal Ballet School which has led to Year Three receiving weekly lessons for half a term each year and 12 children being selected for the after- school scheme including several children from Years Four to Six. This offers them weekly tuition and numerous performance opportunities and experiences throughout the rest of their time at Boundary.
In 2021, Boundary Primary School's Year Five children have been part of a Royal Shakespeare Company film in collaboration with the Grand Theatre Blackpool and a number of other local high schools and primary schools. We are extremely proud of our actors! You can see the full film here.