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Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.

We aim to provide a high-quality art and design education that engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Therfore as much as possible art and design is linked and embedded within other curriculum areas that the children are studying. For example, British landscape artists linked brilliantly with a study of "Meres and Mosses", Greek hydras, African masks, clothes from early civilisations culminated in a fashion show of Roman costumes and jewellery, Celtic belts and brooches and crowns, swords and shields from the middle ages. Upper Key stage 2 children designed and made winter wear including hats, scarves and gloves when studying the topic "Cool Planet". All of these projects gave the children a real purpose for their designs.



The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences 
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.