The Arts and Culture


Summer Variety Show singers

At St Mary and St Peter Catholic Primary School, we believe that the role of Arts Education in a child’s development is fundamental to ensuring that they grow into the well-rounded citizens our communities desire and deserve. ¬†The Arts are a very rich part of our curriculum and we are proud to have gained the Artsmark Award in September 2013.

Our school curriculum ensures that we are fully committed to delivering Arts Education that upholds the seven quality principles that are identified nationally as criteria of a high-quality arts education  (see the Arts Council website for more information).


Arts Council Cultural Education Challenge

Arts Council Cultural Education Challenge



The seven quality principles are:

  1. Striving for excellence and innovation
  2. Being authentic
  3. Being exciting, inspiring and engaging
  4. Ensuring a positive and inclusive experience
  5. Actively involving children and young people
  6. Enabling personal progression
  7. Developing belonging and ownership



We are actively engaged with the Great Yarmouth Cultural Education Partnership to ensure that we are helping our children develop a rich, broad and engaging cultural education, in line with the Arts Council Cultural Education Challenge.  Essentially, this means that our school is committed to delivering a high-quality arts education because we believe this is the very best and is what our children and our community deserve.