Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Orrell Newfold Community Primary

Enriching the lives of all

St James Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancashire, WN5 7BD


01942 207134

The Arts



Following a rigorous validation process, Newfold Community Primary School are the proud recipients of ARTSMARK GOLD status. 

We have worked hard over the last few years to ensure the variety, quantity and quality of Arts provision available for our school community meets the very high expectations we always strive for.

Thank you to every member of our community for their support in driving forward outstanding arts provision.



Artsmark supports Arts Council England’s goal of ensuring that every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts and culture.

Developing closer ties between education, arts practitioners and arts organisations benefits young people, teaching staff and professional artists. Good working relationships can address the needs and priorities of individuals and groups when built into the curriculum and sustained over a period of time.

The benefits of Artsmark

Artsmark demonstrates that your arts provision is all inclusive for every child and young person. In particular, Artsmark: 

  • provides a comprehensive audit tool, setting benchmarks for evaluating arts provision and enabling you to identity areas for development
  • supports successful and sustainable relationships between education settings and arts and cultural organisations
  • embeds and enriches arts and cultural experiences across your school or setting as a whole
  • allows you to show you are proud of your school or setting’s achievements and are ambitious for the future
  • will help to promote your school or organisation to prospective students, their families and across the wider community
  • is a way of celebrating and recognising your school or setting's success in the arts and culture
  • provides valuable specialist advice about developing and building your arts and cultural provision through the Artsmark network
  • contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirement that a school promotes students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development

'Artsmark is a great way of encouraging schools to bring the arts to our children! The arts are a marvellous vehicle for bringing children together and exposure to them has been proved to have a beneficial effect not only on their other school subjects but also on their general well-being and feelings of self esteem.' 

Julian Lloyd Webber - Widely regarded as one of the most creative musicians of his generation

For the second year running…

We have gained the accreditation of being a 'Music Mark School'. This means we have been recognised for the value we place on our music curriculum. We are proud to join the growing number of Music Mark Schools across the UK in support of our budding musicians of the future.


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