Very occasionally – perhaps once in a working life – does an opportunity like this arise: the occasion of a new departure in creative education, in which to make and shape a new school, indeed a new kind of school, with new pedagogy and new learning horizons, all from scratch.
Our vision for Plymouth School of Creative Arts comes directly from our art college ethos of thinking and making, and our ambition is personal, and cultural transformation. I see this not as a one-year or five-year project to create a new kind of school, but from the outset a twenty-year project to create a new kind of art student.
One very strong bond that unites all parents, teachers and partners of our school is that we all want something better, something more creative for our children than may have been available to us in our most formative years.
We don’t just want this school for our children, we want to be part of its making.
Professor Andrew Brewerton
Director, Plymouth School of Creative Arts Trust
Our purpose is the transformation of student’s lives enabling them to become the best that they can be in all areas; achieving academically through a creative, purposeful education.
Students will gain access to the highest quality facilities, the very best staff and a range of supportive and engaged partners so that they will be enabled to take responsibility for their learning and life. Our specialism is the creative arts and these will be used to develop excellence in a broad and balanced curriculum helping students achieve a strong foundation for later life.
It is a great privilege to lead such an exciting adventure and I look forward to working in partnership as we make our school enabling students to excel in the years to come.
Headteacher, Plymouth School of Creative Arts