Heltwate School

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Age range: 5-19

Region: Peterborough

Heltwate School is a mixed, Special school offering education for 5-19 year old pupils with Moderate to Severe Learning difficulties.

“Our Artsmark journey has allowed us to focus our attention on developing and continuing the wide range of arts opportunities that we current provide for our learners at Heltwate School. We’ve also invested time and dedication to ensure the arts are embedded across the curriculum. As a result of our commitment to the Artsmark, we’ve developed several whole school events across the years, where the arts have merged with other curriculum areas to enthuse, motivate and excite learners. We also now have yearly artists in residence in school, who generally complete whole school, cross curricular projects with input from all of our students. We love Artsmark!” Kim Phillips, Assistant Head Teacher

“Artsmark has really breathed life into the arts lessons and activities students are offered at Heltwate. Staff have thought more creatively about engaging students with a whole range of activities from dance festivals, school arts projects, choir performances and drama. It would be difficult to find a lesson that didn’t showcase an element of the arts at Heltwate” Mrs Alison Ashworth, Assistant Head Teacher

We asked a pupil at Heltwate what was the best thing about being an Artsmark school…..

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