The school was given the Artsmark Gold Award for embracing the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.

Students took part in a variety of arts initiatives including developing a portfolio of their arts experiences, watching and reviewing a concert and creating clay pots.

Enrichment activities included a trip to Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London, working with actors from a visiting drama group, performing at Ely School's music festival and taking part in a range of arts-based extracurricular clubs.

Students also worked collaboratively with external organisations and entered regional competitions such as the Cambridgeshire Young Artist Competition.

Jason Wing, executive principal at the school, said: "At the academy, we are passionate about providing our students with rewarding enriching experiences, both inside and outside the classroom.

"To win the award is a great achievement and we now look forward to sharing what we have learnt with other schools in the Active Learning Trust and our local community."