30 Artsmark finalists in TES School Awards

An incredible 30 Artsmark schools have been shortlisted in this year's Tes School Awards, five of whom are up for the Creative School of the Year Award. The 30 schools have a total sum of 36 nominations across all but one of the award categories.

Admiral Lord Nelson School, the first school in England to receive two Artsmark Platinum Awards, is up for Creative School of the Year and the International Award. You can read more about their commitment to arts and culture on our Tes hub.

Another finalist of the Creative School of the Year is Gomersal Primary School. Last year Gomersal’s student Arts Council were invited to Westminster to speak to MPs about the value of creative subjects. You can read their story here.

Oxfordshire Hospital School is shortlisted in three categories including Alternative provision school of the year and the Community and collaboration award.

The list goes on and you can see which of our schools are finalists here.

The winners will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Friday 21 June 2019.

Good luck to each and every one of you!

published date: 
Friday, 7 June 2019

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's vital that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport