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- Published on Monday, 04 November 2013 09:03
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Lutterworth College Receives Prestigious Artsmark Award
Lutterworth College has received national recognition, achieving Artsmark Gold for a fifth consecutive time. Artsmark is the Arts Council England’s flagship programme enabling schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. After a rigorous assessment process the College was granted Artsmark Gold status in September and praised highly for its commitment to the Arts. The College is now one of only four secondary schools in the city and county to currently hold the award.
Executive Principal Andrew Cooper said:
‘’Artsmark Gold recognises the College’s commitment to the Arts, and is only awarded every three years after an extensive independent assessment of our provision, opportunities and accomplishments in the subjects of Music, Dance, Drama and Art and Design. This is the fifth occasion and thirteenth successive year that Lutterworth College has now received the award.”
Head of Performing and Creative Arts, Dr. Martin Ratcliffe, said:
“The assessment process covers wide-ranging aspects of a school’s Arts provision, including the numbers of students involved in the Arts, the role of the Arts in the curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities, staff expertise and development, how we identify and nurture talented students, the strength of our partnerships with artists and arts organisations, and how well our arts provision impacts on the wider community. Above all the award maintains our profile as a leading centre for excellence in the Arts both locally and nationally.
I would like to thank everybody involved in the assessment process for accreditation. The award is an endorsement of our resolve to continue building on our achievements and to provide the best possible Arts experiences for all of our students.
I was particularly pleased with the assessor’s comment that, although the College has specialisms in Technology and Applied Learning, it also has the hallmarks of a Performing Arts College”.