Grimsby’s Havelock Academy receives top Arts award

Grimsby’s Havelock Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been awarded the Artsmark Platinum Award by Arts Council England for its commitment to arts and cultural education. The Platinum Award is the highest award a school can receive.


Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. It provides a clear framework for teachers to plan, develop and evaluate arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum and beyond.


The Arts Council England panel made the following comments about Havelock Academy:


“The panel commend your commitment to the arts and note the impact the leadership has had on raising the profile of the arts. Your tracking systems to monitor the level of pupil engagement in the arts and follow up on specific groups who may not be engaging are very laudable”.


As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Havelock Academy aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focussing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem.


Through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, students benefit from a number of outstanding opportunities to help develop their character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding.


Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal at Havelock Academy, said: “At Havelock Academy, we are committed to providing our students with a range of outstanding enrichment opportunities to help them explore their passions and discover their talents.


“We are extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Platinum Award. This status recognises the fact that we are able to constantly deliver excellence and plan new and exciting ways to increase our arts offer at Havelock Academy.