Watch the school's Artsmark journey over the last two years - drama, art, music and even the formation of the parent's choir!.
Partnership with the BBC
In April 2018, a group of KS2 children were given the opportunity to work with the BBC on an Arts project which saw them writing their own arts radio programme, record it at the BBC Radio Sussex studio and see first-hand of how a radio programme is put together.
The children were given an initial input from Neil Pringle, radio broadcaster for BBC Sussex and Chair of Governors, who advised them on the structure of a radio programme. Using this information, the children wrote their individual segments about the arts within Upper Beeding which also included interviews from children across the school and teachers.
This was a highly successful project culminating in a 20 minute radio broadcast. Click below to hear the radio programme.
What does our Ofsted inspection (2015) say about our arts provision?
"The high profile which the school places on the arts enables pupils to develop strongly their skills and talents in this area. Music plays a very prominent part in school life, as do the creative arts. This is evident from pupils’ extensive and enthusiastic participation in musical activities, and in the quality of their artwork. This aspect of the curriculum contributes extremely effectively to pupils’ spiritual and cultural development."
" Pupils’ cultural development is considerably enhanced by the school’s strong focus on the arts, especially music."
"The quality of pupils’ singing, and of their work in art and design on display around the school, shows that they are reaching equally high standards in these areas."