Welcome to Hylton Castle Primary School






As a school we believe that every child should have the opportunity to create, compose and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate and review extraordinary work. The Artsmark can help unlock the potential of our pupils, help develop character and talent and increase their knowledge and understanding of ‘The Arts’. The Artsmark was created to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.

The Artsmark is awarded by Arts Council England and it helps schools deliver high quality arts and cultural education.

As an Artsmark school we will gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations. Which will help us develop and strengthen our arts provision.

Our aim is to develop a ‘life long love of the arts’ for all our pupils.


Our Journey towards the Arts Mark

Our plan is to apply for the Gold Award Easter 2018. To achieve the Arts Mark we  need to submit a case study to the Arts Mark Council.

Class Trips

The Arts Mark working party will look into trips for each year group.

  • The curriculum
  • Developing children’s love and appreciation of the arts / culture through school visits.

Parent / Child Visits

As a school we are hoping to encourage our parents to visit theatres, museums and art galleries with their children to help develop their love of the arts. We hope to plan visits outside of school to make this more accessible to our parents and children.

  • Luminaire Festival Durham – We are hoping to secure tickets for this fantastic festival. as a school we will arrange transport to and from the venue.
  • Theatre visit – We are also looking into arranging Theatre Visits. The Arts Mark working party have links with The Forge and Northern Stage.

School events

In July we held our ‘Lewis Carroll’ themed week. During the week all classes based their work around the works of Lewis Carroll. At the end of the week we held a ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ where every class performed for their parents .

In early December we plan to hold our own Luminaire festival / Christmas Carols around the campfire. All children in school will have an opportunity to make their own lantern.

We have recently applied for Community Chest Grant ,£1000, and we were successful.  We plan to use this grant to help us create an outdoor Art Gallery for our woodland area.

In July 2018 The Tall Ships will visit Sunderland. We are planning to use this exciting opportunity to plan a whole school event where every child will get a chance to perform.