The Arts are thriving at the heart of our school. At Coleridge, our intention is to inspire and stimulate children’s creativity and imagination through the creative arts, which is central to our teaching and learning.
Children at Coleridge develop confidence and self-esteem through a holistic approach to drama, dance, art and music. Throughout their school career children have the opportunity to play, imagine, create and perform on a number of levels both in the classroom and on the ‘stage’. Children exploring the arts and taking a lead role within them demonstrate our core beliefs.
Highlights of the school ‘arts’ year include art exhibitions (both in and outside of school), the whole school play every December, the inter-house ‘Sing Up’ competition, the wealth of arts based clubs on offer (in school time, lunchtimes and before and after school), outdoor learning, the school choir, weekly singing assemblies, weekly performance/class assemblies, Gifted & Talented groups, dance classes and links with many external organisations such as The Royal Ballet and The National Theatre.
Coleridge is an inclusive environment, where all children are offered equal opportunities to access and benefit fully from our Creative Arts Curriculum. We have found that it is within the Arts that those children, who may find the more academic areas of school life challenging, are able to develop their ‘voice’ and talents are nurtured in doing so.
In 2014, Coleridge was awarded Artsmark Gold status by Trinity College, London. This followed a rigorous examination of how we deliver a curriculum rich in creativity and encourage our children to excel in The Arts.