Broomwood Hall has been awarded the Artsmark award, at Gold level, by the Arts Council England. The Artsmark award is the creative quality standard for schools that encourages teachers to evaluate and develop their arts, culture and creativity offer across the curriculum.
The scheme was established to bring learning to life through arts and culture and is awarded to schools with a proven commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level and with opportunities for pupils to plan, experience, participate in, and evaluate a broad range of high-quality arts and cultural activities with measurable effects in these areas.
Commenting on Broomwood Hall's award, the panel said: "Broomwood Hall clearly has a strong commitment to the arts. Pupils have a voice, and combined with senior leader support, this gives pupils access to a range of local and national arts provision and opportunities for showcasing, which lead to supported progression routes into the Arts. There are measurable effects on pupil progress in wider subjects, such as maths".
Carole Jenkinson, Headmistress of Broomwood Hall, remarked, "I really value the importance of arts in the school curriculum and it is good to see this acknowledged. With new Art and DT facilities coming on board next year, this will act as a springboard for the future."