We are a school that prides itself on excellence across all departments and subject areas. Our recent examinations are one measure of this. Two recent awards also highlight this strength. The school has been awarded Arts Mark Platinum. This is the highest award given within this category. It is in recognition of our work across Music, Art, Textiles and Drama.
It recognises our provision as outstanding and that APS is an ‘Opinion Former’ when it comes to education through the arts. Cultural education gives our students the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively. Our goal is for every young person to experience the richness of the Arts.
In addition, the school has also won a prestigious Rolls Royce Science Award. This annual Science Prize celebrates excellence and innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. Our winning project explores the use of state of the art virtual reality in education. These are just two examples of the amazing work that goes on across the school. We should never take this excellence for granted.