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Our vision is to raise the Arts to a prominent place within the school, wider community and beyond. We are committed to meeting the needs of all our students with high quality practice, provision and student leadership. We aim to do this through the Cliff Park Ormiston Academy motto “Achieving Together”.

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy provides an Arts education to raise standards, change attitudes, improve behaviour and increase the quality of teaching and learning. Through investing in the Arts, the school aims to enhance and enrich pupils’ education, contribute to school improvement, improve links with the community and contribute to the economy (Arts alive, QCA).

Art & Design: Develops students’ visual knowledge and understanding through a wide range of practical activities and develops critical skills in understanding art history from a range of cultures.

Dance: Develops students’ coordination, fitness, confidence, expression, creativity and performance in front of an audience. Also it supports students’ communication skills whilst evaluating Dance.

Drama: Enables students to build their confidence and better express themselves through a range of activities focusing on response, development, performance and evaluation.

Music: Develops students’ musical literacy, composition, performance and listening skills. Students’ musical awareness is increased and supported by critical thinking skills.

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