Our Vision for Art 

“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.” National Curriculum 2014

At our school we aim to ensure all pupils:

  • are able to enjoy and express themselves creatively, making connections to the world around them and making sense of their experiences.
  • learn a range of skills and techniques and are exposed to a wide range of media
  • are exposed to a range of contemporary and traditional artists and understand any historical and cultural relevance of their art forms, often linked to other learning
  • can identify what they like and don’t like in creative pieces, and be able to explain their reasons using relevant vocabulary.

We intend that all pupils have opportunities within the art curriculum that will not only develop their knowledge and skills within the subject but enable them to unlock their innate creativity. Creativity is a skill that is sought after in today’s workforce and yet is lacking. Unlocking this creativity in our pupils will support them in becoming more confident and well-rounded young people.

Themes taught in the Art curriculum are mostly linked to the main topic being taught, therefore linking across subjects and being embedded in topics.

Art Curriculum Map

Art Progression Map