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Hadrian Primary School

"An outstanding school where children make excellent progress" Ofsted

Creative Arts

Hadrian Primary school have submersed themselves into a rich arts-based curriculum for several years.


The impact of art has been two-fold; in supporting the development of both those talented in the arts and those who use art to broaden their understanding of other areas of the curriculum as well as a platform to improve their wellbeing. The process of engagement in the arts has resulted in increased confidence and improved self-esteem for the majority of our children.  Our arts-based curriculum is broad in both curriculum choices, extracurricular activity and exposure to visiting artists, theatre trips and opportunities to perform. The arts provision at Hadrian is fully inclusive and gives children the opportunity to become involved at all levels. 

This year we were awarded Artsmark Gold and through new opportunities hope to progress to platinum within the next 18 months. 


We’ve been awarded Artsmark Gold!




The Arts Council England has awarded Artsmark Gold to our Primary school in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.


We are proud to be a creative school with Artsmark Gold Status, in which the talents of each child are taken into consideration and consistently nurtured as they progress up the school. We aim to provide children with a range of inclusive opportunities to discover and develop their musical or dramatic competencies, cultivate their cultural understanding and establish the foundations of essential life skills, such as expressing oneself clearly and confidently.


What is Artsmark?

  • Inspiring young people through the arts and culture.
  • Benefits to Children
  • Creating happy, articulate, successful young people


We believe every child should have the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, as well as to visit, experience, participate in and review extraordinary work. Artsmark can help unlock the potential of children and young people, help to develop character and talent, and increase their knowledge and understanding. That’s why Artsmark was created: to bring this ambition to life in every classroom.


Awarded by Arts Council England, designed by schools, the new Artsmark award will help schools to deliver a high-quality arts and cultural education and provides an excellent way to demonstrate this. Across the country Artsmark is rewarding more and more schools for championing arts and culture.


Artsmark gives every child the opportunity to create, compose, and perform, gain knowledge and understanding, and to visit experience and participate in extraordinary work - 


• build the confidence; resilience and drive that will help children grow into happy, articulate, successful young people
• arts and culture unlock potential helping children and young people develop character and talent, knowledge and understanding
• introduce the joys of creating, performing and composing






Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



Drama is embedded within our English curriculum, but we have some exciting news coming in early 2019 and will be looking for budding actors and actresses to join a very special club entitled - 'The Dream Team'. Any child from Year 4 upwards will be invited to take part!



We truly recognise the value of music in both curricular and extra-curricular teaching and learning. Music provides children with an outlet to express themselves creatively, appreciate different styles of music, learn a new instrument or experiment with their voices.

At Hadrian we offer:

  • Weekly class music sessions
  • Fortnightly singing sessions
  • A well established and successful choir
  • Piano tuition
  • Guitar sessions
  • Violin Tuition
  • Music Tuition across all year groups which will include, percussion, recorder, chime bars, ocarinas and tin whistles.


New for Autumn 2018 - The Hadrian 'New' School Choir!

Look out for posters around school in the coming weeks of dates for our forthcoming choir auditions. All children from Year 4 on wards will be invited to take part and be selected for our 'new' choir.