Students develop their talents through a deeply arts-infused programme in Music, Theatre, the Visual Arts and/or Dance as well as Media and Communication, where student reporters produce an online and physical newspaper, podcasts and blogs, developing skills in literacy, presentation, and collaboration.
Art and creative thinking are present in all facets of life. Our Art curriculum, teachers, and expansive Art studios give students the opportunity to develop their creative thinking and own creative voice.
Online Arts Fest
During the COVID-19 outbreak, our students have been taking part in the Sunmarke Online Art Fest where art entries have been submitted from students in EYFS, Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form!
View the amazing talents from across the school here – Creative Arts: Online Art Fest
The ‘Sunmarke School Tube’
GCSE and Post-16 Media and Creative Art students have created the Sunmarke School Tube Channel. All videos are filmed and edited by our creative students. Enjoy and subscribe here.
Sunmarke Shorts VLOG
Watch the Sunmarke Shorts School vlog where our Media Studies students have been sharing their stories from lockdown. From cooking to gaming, language learning to shout outs – these GCSE students have got you covered!
Sunmarke also proudly offers an array of opportunities to create, perform and tap into their creative side. Take a deeper look at our Creative Arts subjects below:
Our Arts Department has a team of talented and passionate art teachers and allows students to experiment with a wide range of different disciplines such as fine art, digital art, textiles, sculpting, pottery and print-making! We have some outstanding wall art murals that Primary and Secondary students collaborate on around the school.
View some Secondary art in the gallery below:
The ‘Life is Beautiful’ – Art Mural
The Art Department and 20 students from Primary and Secondary collectively created a stunning Arabic calligraffiti mural which can be found on the Art Corridor. It means Positive Purpose in Arabic and is a stunning representation of life at Sunmarke School.
See the mural taking shape below:
Music is woven across the entire curriculum at Sunmarke and is central to school life.
Sunmarke benefits from the Fortes’ VIP Academy for the Performing Arts and a team of professional music teachers who provide students with varied opportunities to learn a variety of musical instruments and skills.
Every student learns an instrument of his or her choice and many develop mastery and choose to prepare for the Trinity/ABRSM music exams. Gifted students are nurtured to consider music as a choice of higher study, while some choose just to have fun jamming in a band. Regardless, all students develop an appreciation of music and enhance their creativity and self-development.
Also, keep an eye out for the ‘Lunchtime Pop-Up Series‘ where our hottest musicians perform around school and delight all with their musical talents.
Watch the highlights from the ‘Summer Soiree Concert‘ featuring Sunmarke’s brightest talents from Year 3 to Year 10:
With a 380 seat Auditorium for the Performing Arts and inspirational drama teachers, Sunmarke provides students with the opportunity to access, experience and contribute to various aspects of the creative process from script to stage.
All students participate in whole school theatrical productions either as performers or backstage crew.
Some of our most recent productions include Bugsy Malone and Practically Positively Perfect (an adaptation of Mary Poppins). Our Drama students also regularly enact plays and skits and participate in inter-school competitions:
“I am really happy with my school as I feel we get a lot of individual attention in class and socially, the Positive Education culture and environment is great. It’s also very clear to see that our teachers care for us, they’re so helpful and really want us to be the best versions of ourselves”