As a school we highly value the Arts and appreciate the positive effect it can have, not only on the school but on the whole community. We believe every young pupil should have the opportunity to be creative, and to experience and participate in arts and culture. We always look for opportunities to widen the cultural experience of pupils, taking part in the Shakespeare Festival at The Civic, Barnsley, performing at the Schools Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and singing with Opera North in a specially commissioned opera, in addition to taking part in local vocal and drama festivals at the Metrodome and the Lamproom theatre.

 

 In recognition of this we are currently working towards gaining The Artsmark Award. The Artsmark Award is a creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England. This award encourages schools to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education in a process that can take over two years and will ensure that all aspects of the Arts become embedded within the whole curriculum.

 We currently have our own string orchestras across a number of year groups and a school choir which is working towards Young Voices. We have year groups currently working towards their Arts Award. For more up to date information please follow our twitter pages @wcommonPS @WCPSmusic