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The Arts

Our Arts Mission:

At Tannery Drift First School, our Arts education is central to ensuring our children become well-rounded, creative learners with a respect and understanding of the world around them.

Embracing these “time honoured ways of learning, knowing and expressing” (Hetland, 2000) encourages independent thinking, and the willingness to experiment, explore and develop new ideas.

Our creative curriculum celebrates the wonderful differences and uniqueness of our world, and our learners, giving all children the tools to achieve and succeed.


We were awarded the Artsmark Gold in 2014 and once again in 2019. We are currently in the process of working towards Artsmark accreditation. Artsmark identifies a school or other setting offering a well-planned, quality arts education that supports the cultural development of all students.Arts Award logo

The Arts Award  

Tannery Drift is an accredited Arts Award Assessment Centre and offers all pupils the opportunity to complete an innovative programme of Arts education from Nursery through to Year 4.