Art and Design Technology

Our school learning environment is bright and colourful, showing off the creative talents of both staff and children. We give the children opportunities and stimuli to explore the styles, techniques and designs of famous painters, sculptors and architects both modern and classical. We provide a curriculum where skills are taught so the children can explore and experiment using different techniques, materials, textures, form, pattern and colour. It also supports work in other foundation subjects. Lessons give children a calm space to explore and reflect on the designs of others and where they learn to express their own opinions. Self-evaluation is seen as a positive technique for supporting self-improvement. 


A high-quality art education will 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. 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.



Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.