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Primary Academy

Excellence in the Arts at Woodside

After a rigorous application process, we are pleased to announce that Woodside has achieved Artsmark Gold!

Artsmark is run by Arts Council England and is nationally recognised as demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision. Holding Artsmark status demonstrates that a school values the arts and culture.


In 2013, only 15% of schools in England held Artsmark status - with only 8% achieving gold.


Our fantastic arts department has helped us in achieving this great result:

  • Drama teacher

  • Art teacher

  • Dance specialists

  • 1 part time Music teacher

  • 6 part time instrument teachers

  • 2 artists in residence 


Here are some comments from Artsmark:

"Woodside is a very well planned and organised school for the arts……. and clearly communicates this in detail to the public on the website. The Arts coordinator, staff team and Head showed why the arts are an important entitlement for all students.”


Well done to staff and pupils who have worked hard to create fantastic artwork around our school. With support and feedback from Artsmark we will continue to build on our fantastic arts provision.


We will hold celebrations in school once the certificate arrives in a few weeks…..stay tuned!