Gold award for Gateways

Gateways School in Harewood is delighted to announce that they have been awarded an Artsmark Gold – the highest national accreditation for outstanding arts education.

Artsmark is a national accreditation funded by Arts Council England that celebrates excellent standards of teaching in drama, music, dance, creative writing and art and design in schools and further education establishments throughout England. It is developed in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department of Education and OfSTED.

The information for the application was compiled by Charlotte Fox and Karen Titman, teachers at Gateways School, who collated examples of excellence in the provision of arts education at Gateways.

“It was an interesting process and it was good to see how much we do to promote arts education across the board,” said Charlotte Fox. “The Gold award is the highest accolade that a school can receive and we are delighted.”

Yvonne Wilkinson, Gateways School headmistress, said: “We are extremely proud to have been awarded Artsmark Gold status for the outstanding quality of arts education at Gateways. Our students have access to the highest standard of teaching in all areas of the arts, music, drama, creative writing and dance – it is wonderful to have achieved this recognition.”