RAWTHORPE High School has won a national award for its teaching of expressive arts.
The school has been given the Artsmark Silver award which recognises achievements by schools in music, drama, art, PE and English literature.
The Artsmark scheme gives awards at three levels: Artsmark, Artsmark Silver and Artsmark Gold.
The award is backed by the Arts Council, Ofsted, Sport England, the Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the Government's Department for Education and Skills.
Rawthorpe High was successful because of the amount of lesson time it dedicates to arts subjects, the 100% pass rate of GCSE pupils in arts subjects, and the use of visiting artists and theatre companies.
The school was also praised for the quality of its arts teachers, who are all performers in the arts outside school.
Ms Helen Turnbull, the school's head of expressive arts, said: "This award is something of which we are very proud. It recognises the achievements of the children, staff and parents."
Ms Turnbull plans to apply for Artsmark Gold within the next 12 months.
There are also plans to hold an arts week at the school.