Pinner High School has been recognised with the Artsmark Silver Award just after its second birthday.
Headteacher Chris Woolf commented: “I am delighted that this award celebrates the achievements of the arts at Pinner High School.”
Since opening in September 2016, the school, the motto of which is “Inspiring Learning”, has grown rapidly to 500 students.
This year it received the Maths and Science Mark from the Prince’s Teaching Institute, as well as the Parliamentary Ambassadors Award, building on its inclusion in the Parliamentary Review 2017.
The notes with the Award state: “Arts Council England celebrates your ongoing commitment to arts and cultural education, and the opportunities emerging across your whole setting. Your children and young people are offered equal opportunity to participate in a broad range of arts and cultural experiences, and you recognise the importance of development opportunities for your staff that have tangible results in these areas. You understand the value of working with arts and cultural organisations and other settings, and are developing partnerships to enhance your provision.”
Chris Woolf said “Performance is so important in the culture of a school, and we have had brilliant productions of ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ while our summer concert, ‘PinnFest’ is a firm favourite with the students. My colleagues work exceptionally hard to create opportunities for our students to excel in the arts, and this award is worthy recognition.”
Find out more about the school’s achievements at www.pinnerhighschool.org.