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As of Autumn term 2011, Rainham Mark Grammar School is currently running Arts Award from within school.

Arts Award aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills.

Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework.

Arts Award can be achieved at three levels:

  1. Bronze
  2. Silver
  3. Gold


Supporting young people to develop as artists and arts leaders

Our mission is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.

Through Arts Award at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, young people aged 11-25  can explore any of the art forms including performing arts, visual arts, literature, media and multimedia. The award builds confidence, helps young people to enjoy cultural activities, and prepares them for further education or employment.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Since its launch in 2005, the award has grown quickly and is now flourishing in arts centres, colleges and schools, community projects, libraries, galleries, local authorities, theatres, youth clubs and youth justice settings.


Doing your Bronze Award means you will:

  • take part in an arts activity, anything from dance to creative writing to beat boxing
  • go to an arts event of your choice
  • find your arts hero or heroine, research their story, and discover how they got to where they are today
  • share your skills by helping to run a workshop or by giving a demonstration to others