Arts award for Wymondham High

Wymondham High School has received an Artsmark silver award in recognition of its commitment to excellence in arts education.

Wymondham High School has received an Artsmark silver award in recognition of its commitment to excellence in arts education.

Almost 10,000 awards have been made since Arts Council England began the scheme nine years ago, with 1,649 schools receiving the award this year.

Victoria Musgrave, the school's headteacher, said: 'I'm delighted that the Arts Council has recognised Wymondham High's dynamic arts education programme. Our students have really enjoyed working with a host of artists and musicians and dramatists over recent months, and I'd like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award.'

A school must dedicate a minimum of 10 per cent of its curricular teaching time to the arts to receive an Artsmark. Twelve percent qualifies for a silver award, and 15 per cent for gold. An Artsmark school also provides teachers' professional development and involvement with local artists and arts groups.