Elland Academy gain Artsmark status

The Elland Academy has just been awarded the Artsmark Silver award.

The academy has significantly extended their arts offer over the last year, adding music to the curriculum and working with different artists to broaden students’ experiences, both on site and through a range of cultural educational visits.

Arts Council assessors reported that:

‘You are positively increasing the emphasis on arts and culture, and engaging with the arts is having tangible results on pupils and staff. The arts feature in school planning and are supported by SLT, a specialist music teacher and structured arts lessons from KS2-4. The arts are used therapeutically. It’s great to hear about the development of the Thrive room, mindful crafts and broader arts interventions which are having tangible results on pupil regulation, and fewer ‘walk outs’.