The award is the only creative quality standard for schools and was awarded after assessors were impressed by the school’s many initiatives.
They said: “Children are exposed to a range of experiences, both within school and beyond.
“Many of them are arts-based, including visits from artists and authors or trips to the theatre and cinemas.
“You plan with the arts in mind and subject leads meet regularly to review the ways the arts can play into more general learning.”
Dr Darren Henley, the arts council’s chief executive congratulated the school and added: “Becoming an Artsmark school demonstrates that through offering a broad, ambitious, and creative curriculum, every pupil can develop character and resilience, increasing their knowledge, curiosity and skills that will remain with them through to adult life.”
The school has 341 children on its roll and is judged to be a “good” school by Ofsted.
It is one of eight primary schools within the Ad Astra Academy Trust.
Delighted headteacher Lee Walker said: “Staff throughout the school continue to work extremely hard to ensure that all of our pupils are creative and can access a diverse, high-quality cultural education.”
Helen Reed, who has played a key role at the school in helping to gain the award, added: “It has been a real team effort across the school to ensure that the arts and cultural provision is embedded throughout the curriculum.
“Over time, we have increased the opportunities for pupils to learn through the arts, both within school and through extra-curricular opportunities.
“Staff appreciate how the arts can boost confidence and pupils’ overall attitude to learning.
“The school also offers a wide range of creative opportunities for children ranging from visits from authors to trips to the theatre.”
The Artsmark Award lasts for a period of two years,after which the school will have to make a fresh submission to Arts Council England to retain it.
The other seven primary schools within Ad Astra Academy Trust are Brougham, West Park and West View, in Hartlepool, Crooksbarn and Rosebrook, in Stockton, and Ayresome and Sunnyside, in Middlesbrough.