Artsmark Gold Award
We're proud that West Kirby School and College was re-Accredited as Artsmark Gold in 2023.
Artsmark is Arts Council England's award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.
Arts Lead Mrs Davies and the team, not only integrate art and culture across the curriculum, but have developed a series of enrichment days and activities across the school. West Kirby School has excellent partnership working through a wide array of providers, including: external arts specialists who have run workshops introducing pupils to new techniques, processes, approaches and therefore broadening the way that pupils are able work; local music groups, LIPA and local theatres"
Feedback given was "West Kirby Residential School have used Artsmark as a way to reflect on and reintegrate a refreshed arts provision. You offer a range of arts opportunities on offer which are driven both by learning needs and the wellbeing of learners.”
West Kirby School are on an Artsmark journey, a creative standard by Arts Council England. As a school we place importance on creating opportunities for our young people to experience arts and culture, either within the school or in the community.
We’re also involved with Culture Hubs, a network of North West cultural organisations who work closely with schools.
We support their belief ‘arts and culture benefits children’s lives, boosting confidence, raising achievement and offers a powerful outlet for positive energy.’
Cultural Educational Challenge!
We’re collecting stickers for all our trips to galleries, museums and theatres.
The school also offers the ‘Arts Award’ qualification for those pupils interested or talented in Drama and we have a number of pupils doing their Bronze and Gold we're really proud of.