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Batley School of Art gets Artsmark award Batley School of Art wins BIPP Awards

Thursday 30th of April 2015

Batley School of Art has been recognised for the quality of its art and design with a top industry award.

The ‘Creative Industries’ team is celebrating receiving an Artsmark Gold Award from Art Council England, recognising the provision of quality teaching in the arts at the Batley School of Art, Highfields Centre for Music, Media and Performing Arts and Kirklees College Huddersfield Centre.

Head of Creative Industries at Kirklees College, Karen Matula, said: “This is a great accolade and demonstrates the expertise and experience of our arts staff. It is high praise and reward for all of the hard work of the team and has helped forge tighter links with local schools and industry. As a team we have always looked for ways we can work with our local communities and this award demonstrates our commitment and our ability to deliver to a very high standard. The recognition of this via our partners and now by Artsmark is a culmination of striving for excellence in all we do.”

Batley School of Art has long been recognised for its quality arts provision – with notable former students such as Burberry CEO Christopher Bailey.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme which enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision.

Artsmark is nationally awarded to schools and colleges demonstrating excellence in arts and cultural provision including:

• having an excellent arts and cultural offer • being forward thinking and open to development • being committed to investing in staff and young people • being committed to listening to students and providing opportunities for the local community • having an effective approach to building sustainable relationships with arts and cultural organisations • valuing the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum.

Two levels are available – Artsmark and Artsmark Gold.



Batley School of Art wins BIPP Awards