We are very proud to have been designated an Artsmark Gold school in recognition of our focus on high quality arts provision for all students at Thomas Tallis School. Our application was supported by the Helen Storey Foundation with whom we have worked on a number of ground-breaking and influential projects uniting the arts and sciences.
Your application demonstrated an excellent commitment to providing high quality arts provision that is embedded across your curriculum and we would like to congratulate you on the hard work and commitment that went into achieving this respected award.
We pursued the following development priorities for our Artsmark Gold designation:
We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work.
Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.
That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.
Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this.
Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture. Any school setting can apply.
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 arts provision.
One of our long standing partners in creative learning had the following to say:
Working with Thomas Tallis has deeply informed my own creative process - not so much the taking of ‘art’ into the school, as the privilege of sharing the core and the origin of the creative process and watching it grow in their hands – if only every school was able to make this investment into the lives of the next generation.
-- Professor Helen Storey MBE