Simon de Senlis Primary School is one of only 7% of schools in the UK that has achieved Artsmark Gold with a ' highly commended' recommendation by the British Arts Council.
Artsmark Gold status is the highest level of achievement a school can achieve and is awarded to schools which enthuse and inspire their young creatives in the four art forms: Dance, Drama, Music and Art.
Simon de Senlis Primary School provides a high level of provision in the arts through its wide range of extra-curricular clubs, a rich curriculum with highly skilled specialist teachers in dance and music, and opportunities to perform in the community and beyond.
Simon de Senlis children are keen to share their learning in and through the arts and identify the skills they develop in their artistic studies. One of the drama club Players believed their work in the arts improved , ''self‐confidence, self‐esteem, behaviour, and attitude to learning". Staff too have built on their expertise and passion in the arts and have worked closely with our fine arts consultant to develop pencil drawing and watercolour skills.
Children in Year 3 and 4 learn to play steel pans, a string and woodwind instrument and it is hoped they will join the existing 25% children in KS2 who currently play an instrument taking lessons from our professional tutors.
At Simon de Senlis, we are passionate about the difference that involvement in the arts can make in children's lives and are committed to developing this further in the future.