The students also have an almost tangible love for the arts and enthusiasm for learning and self-expression through the arts. They also display a confidence and pride in their achievements.

On many levels I feel that this school is a good example of best practice for both hearing and non hearing schools and clearly demonstrates the power of art to change lives. I have no issue with recommending Oak Lodge School for Artsmark Gold.

Stephen Rudder, Artsmark Assessor

This is an outstanding application for Artsmark Gold. Arts are clearly central to the schools work with the pupils and the impact of this is clearly understood due to the effective evaluation. The staff are passionate and excited about the possibilities of art in their teaching and the impact that this can have for the wider community. There is a culture of encouragement and support of the pupils in their artistic expression and this produces an enjoyment and high standard of work and thinking around the arts subjects. Digital arts is a very strong artform in addition to the four arts areas.
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