Arts Award at School

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents.

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible and is a national qualification, accredited by Trinity College London.

Glyndebourne has worked with schools for years to help young people achieve an Arts Award certificate through our Learning & Engagement programme. Even during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are still looking to support as many young people as possible to achieve their Arts Award with us, helping to engage with opera and the arts in a time where they aren’t so readily accessible.

After piloting our successful Arts Award at Home scheme during the first national lockdown, we want to help schools and teachers, many of whom are now remote teaching, to support their pupils with achieving an Arts Award certificate. There is so much that can be done at home via remote learning and an Arts Award can be achieved completely remotely.

We are currently offering the Arts Award at School scheme at Discover level, which is the introductory award and during the pandemic and lockdown, the cost of undertaking the award will be covered in full by Glyndebourne.

You can expect from us:

  • Support from a Glyndebourne Arts Award adviser, who will assist with any queries, moderate and submit all portfolios
  • Access to a wealth of online resources based on Glyndebourne productions and artists
  • Worksheets and prompts to help you get started and aid discussions
  • A comprehensive teacher’s guide to delivering Arts Award at School

We understand that completing an Arts Award with a whole class may be unrealistic whilst working remotely, which is why we are offering worksheets which can be used to complete an Arts Award portfolio or could just be used as exercises for the pupils to complete as a stand alone task. We are happy to accept as many pupils as are interested and there is no obligation for the whole class to complete and submit a portfolio.

We are dedicated to helping you and your pupils access and complete an Arts Award with Glyndebourne and will work with you throughout to ensure our resources are tailored to your individual context.

If you are interested in completing an Arts Award at Home with Glyndebourne, please fill out the Expression of Interest below and a member of the Learning & Engagement team will be in touch. If you have any queries about Arts Award in Schools, please contact us at

If any of your pupils would be interested in completing an Explore or Bronze award with Glyndebourne, we are still offering our Arts Award at Home for those wishing to complete the qualification independently.

Take a look at the work our participants did last year

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England, working with ten regional Bridge organisations.

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