The highest 'Arts' accolade awarded to
Sacred Heart Catholic High School 

We are very proud to have once again been awarded the Platinum Artsmark Award. We were the first secondary school in the North East to be awarded platinum status in 2018, with Sacred Heart Catholic High School celebrated as a regional leading light for all our work in the Arts.


The continuation of this outstanding Artsmark award proves our commitment to high quality arts and cultural education and as the Arts Council England’s flagship programme, it is the national tool that enables schools and organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. Artsmark is endorsed by Ofsted, the Department for Education, Department for Culture as well as Media and Sport.


This award is testament to our amazing students and staff who go above and beyond in so many areas of our school: our teachers who unlock the potential of their students, developing their character and talent while our girls benefit from high quality arts and cultural provision. Our platinum status rewards the fact that we deliver excellence and constantly plan new and exciting ways to increase our Arts offer, in a current climate where some Arts subjects are being squeezed out of the curriculum in other schools.


Throughout our Artsmark journey we have continued to develop our already strong relationships with a range of companies like Northern Stage, Theatre Royal Newcastle and the Royal Shakespeare Company. We are proud of our association with these professionals.