Welcome to Hylton Castle Primary School







We are a GOLD Artsmark School


We are delighted to have achieved the GOLD Artsmark award in June 2018.

The award is recognition of the success of our work with music, art, drama across the school. This is the feedback we received:

The panel recognised that the arts are firmly embedded across all school planning and that this is clearly supported by Link Governors and the Artsmark working party. Linking arts and culture with outdoor learning, and the evidence demonstrating the impact of this work on pupil motivation, were noted as particular highlights. For future development, the panel look forward to seeing your school continue to offer a range of opportunities for your pupils and to share your learning with other schools

We aim to achieve the highest possible award (Platinum) by summer next year and to do this we need to build on what we’re already doing and to share our learning with other schools. This we’ve already started to do; two other schools so far have hired the use of our woods—they’ve used all amenities, including the outdoor stage. In this way they’re integrating the arts across the curriculum and using the outdoors to add the ’extra factor.’

Please read below the Artsmark principles that underpin everything we do:

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.