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Schoolsworks is a multi-academy trust in West Sussex. Our aim is to create small hubs of schools which work closely together to collaborate, share best practice and improve outcomes for children.


River Beach

The Arts

The arts are uniquely placed to inspire learning at River Beach and are an essential component in the planning of learning opportunities for all children. The use of music, dance, drama and visual expression supports the children’s learning within a topic based creative curriculum.

Pupils are able to access information and concepts by experiencing aspects of art and culture from a particular era, country or civilisation, placing the work they produce in context. Planning that incorporates real-life scenarios and purpose, enables a deeper engagement and understanding leading to high quality outcomes e.g. Year 2 develop their own art gallery for parents and Year 6 open a museum to  exhibit their WW2 artefacts and work.   

We aim to provide an environment where every child will make progress and develop skills in a meaningful way. Our arts provision is ideally placed to inspire and develop creativity across the curriculum.



“There is a golden thread of creativity that runs through the school.”

At River Beach, we are proud of our approach to the arts and are delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded Artsmark Gold Award!

This is an incredible achievement and a journey that came to the attention of our local MP, members of the Arts Council and the Artswork organisation.

On achieving the Gold award, Arts Council England noted that;

“Given the committed leadership you have, you are well placed to make a real difference to children’s learning and lives within and beyond your school as you embed your practice and develop your partnerships. 

Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!”

Follow the link below to see how the visit was reported by Artswork.