Arts Mark Platinum Award


We are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded the prestigious Arts Mark Platinum Award for the second time.  Arts Mark is the quality standard issued by Arts Council England and Platinum status is bestowed upon schools that embed arts, culture and creativity across the curriculum.

The Platinum Award is given to only a handful of schools whose commitment to the Arts and cultural education is deemed to be outstanding by the independent assessors. Indeed, only one other Secondary School in the East of England also holds the same status at the time of designation.


Arts Mark Platinum Assessor – March 2022 ‘How delightful it must be to be a student at William Edwards School!  Throughout their school life students have a great number of opportunities to experience authentic and rich arts and cultural experiences’

Simon Bell, Headteacher ‘Cultural education and the Arts are a key part of out ethos and our curriculum offer.  I am delighted that the assessors acknowledged the high quality provision we offer our pupils and the opportunities that they have access to.’