At Estcourt we are absolutely delighted to have received the Gold Artsmark Award. During the last two years, we have taken a real journey embedding the once stand-alone ‘Art’ into the ethos of the Academy. We have become firm believers that by promoting the arts and providing the opportunity to experience art, pupils develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. We would like to give special thanks to Mr Ullah, as Deep Experience Leader, for driving improvements across the curriculum establishing links with external organisations including Creative Briefs, Dinostar, Window Wanderland, Digital Arts and Sewells. Additionally, big thanks to all Parents and Carers who have supported the Academy with funding, props, costumes and ongoing new creative ideas. We are all very proud we managed this! We intend to continue our journey and strengthen our creative curriculum for our children.