A tiny village school has been recognised for its arts and cultural education.
Highburton First School has received an Artsmark Gold award, the highest available in the Arts Council England scheme.
Headteacher, Gaynor Leadbeater, said: ”I am delighted that Highburton First has been nationally recognised for our work in the arts.
“Music, art and drama are very important to us and we aim to provide our children with the best possible opportunities in the arts.
“Congratulations to all the children and staff at Highburton for their hard work and dedication.”
The school strives to use local artists and amenities wherever possible so that the curriculum is brought to life.
The children are able to participate in and observe a wide variety of art forms including dance, drama and music from their own and other cultures.
The Arts Council England was highly impressed by the standard of work shown throughout school and endorsed Ofsted’s recent judgement of the arts being a strength of the school.
Only 14% of primary schools in England have Artsmark status meaning these schools are leading the way in providing children and young people with excellent arts and cultural experiences.