Art encourages self-expression and creativity and develops critical thinking. It can build our pupils’ confidence and their sense of individual identity (The Tate). It can also be an expressive tool to support the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils.


A high-quality art and design curriculum engages, inspires and challenges our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Experiment

  • Invent

  • Create

As pupils progress, they can think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They learn know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity, and wealth of our communities.

We aim to do this by teaching fundamental skills in mark making, colour theory, analysis and creating personal response work to art topics and themes. Our pupils research artists and styles of art and are introduced to art history at the start of each unit.

Year 7 student compete in creating student planner cover and practice skills of still art drawing on a cross curricular visit to the botanical gardens. Year 8 student make creative Eid cards as part of a community care package.

Overview of our Art curriculum

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