The Victory Academy rejoices as they are awarded Platinum Artsmark for the second time!
The students and staff at The Victory Academy in Chatham are ecstatic to be receiving the prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award for the second time. Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark supports schools to develop and celebrate arts and cultural education, putting creativity and wellbeing at the heart of the curriculum and ensuring every young person can be creative and access a diverse, high-quality cultural education. The Platinum award is the highest level of Artsmark award that can be achieved.
In order to achieve their Artsmark Platinum Award, The Victory Academy further developed and embedded arts and culture into their broad and ambitious curriculum. They connected learning across subjects, including arts-based projects, Arts Award and Academic qualifications.
As part of their arts journey, the school also offers the national Arts Award, which saw a significant number of Year 8 students receive their Bronze qualification earlier this year. During their assessment, the Artsmark assessor commends the school for "extending your creative qualifications offer (including offering the Arts Award), and increased student engagement in Arts subjects. The Artsmark framework shapes the school’s transition and Summer School programme, ensuring a smooth start to children’s secondary education."