We recognise the importance of The Arts to develop skills that will enhance learning across the curriculum and enable children to discover passions for creativity that will last a lifetime. Children who engage in quality arts provision at HCPS learn to be reflective learners with increased self-esteem, confidence, resilience and concentration.
We are an Arts Mark Gold School who successfully deliver Arts Award Discover and Explore across Years 2 and 5. We coordinate the Arts Award across our Multi-academy Trust and support new schools in the borough with the delivery of Discover and Explore. For over 10 years HCPS has organised an annual Drama Festival, which gives local schools the opportunity to perform in the Lamproom Theatre in Barnsley every June. We have two annual Arts Weeks focusing on visual arts and performance skills and all our children actively engage in a varied number of activities.
We believe that the Arts are a vital part of children’s education and have a significant and vital role in the taught curriculum, as well as the enrichment opportunities we offer our pupils outside the curriculum.