Larkmead School in Abingdon has been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award, in recognition of its provision across a range of creative subjects.

The Artsmark is a stamp of creative quality for schools and is accredited by Arts Council England.

It is awarded at three levels – silver, gold and platinum – and schools can register to be assessed for the accolade. Announcing news of the award on Twitter last week, Larkmead said it was ‘proud’ of the achievement.

Arts Council England sets out assessment criteria that schools must match to gain the gold standard.

Our congratulations to everyone associated with this award.