Artsmark Gold Award │ Case Studies

Year funded: 2019/2020
Academy/Organisation: Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy
Area of Focus: Creativity, arts and culture

The Academy was awarded the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award from the Arts Council England, reflective of the school’s success in “building young people’s confidence, character and resilience through arts and cultural education”.

As part of the awarding process, the Arts Council England commended OSCA’s “strong commitment to the transformative power of the Arts”, including the “brave and positive move to make arts compulsory for all pupils”.

The awarding body praised OSCA’s Enrichment Passport programme. OSCA has seen an increase of 58% involvement in arts activities at lunch times and participation in the annual school production has almost doubled with approximately 168 students involved this year, as a result.