We are absolutely thrilled that Bourne Abbey has been re-accredited as an ARTSMARK GOLD school.  The assessment panel made some lovely comments which included:


Bourne Abbey Primary Academy clearly has a long-standing commitment to the teaching of the arts and values the contribution this makes to pupils’ personal development.  Through their latest Artsmark journey, the school has developed sustainable partnerships with other schools and the Case Study exemplifies the positive impact their work has had on standards across the curriculum.


As a Gold Artsmark school the Arts Council England celebrates your school’s commitment to arts and cultural education at a leadership level and the opportunities embedded across your provision.  Your children and young people have equal opportunity to plan, experience, participate in and evaluate a diverse range of high-quality arts and cultural activities and you recognise the importance of development opportunities delivered by specialists for your staff in these areas.  You engage with a range of arts and cultural organisations and can evidence the positive impact of these partnerships.  Your children and young people have an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of arts and culture and you are working to share the expertise you have established.


Mrs Sarah Moore, Executive Headteacher, said “We would like to say a huge thank you to the whole school community, including our pupil Art Ambassadors and the artist Sue Rowland who show a passion for providing high quality art provision, which we enjoy sharing and celebrating in our local community.”