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We believe that our pupils should be inspired by artists from different times and cultures and be confident to use a variety of elements, tools and techniques to create an effect in their own works of art and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.


  • To ensure that all pupils produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • To ensure that all pupils develop skills through drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • To ensure that all pupils evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • To ensure that all pupils know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms;
  • To share good practice within the school.

Art is taught three times a year in six week blocks. This allows for more effective learning in which teachers can focus on subject specific knowledge and skills. If appropriate, units are linked to other topics to help ensure that learning and outcomes are purposeful and relevant. We utilise a scheme of work called Kapow to drive high standards of teaching as it provides teachers with clear guidance and training to ensure that each teacher is suitably skilled and ready for their teaching. We expect teachers to personalise the scheme of work to our school curriculum, local context, our pupils and the needs of each class. Skills are progressive throughout the key stages. Pupils use sketch books to record and develop ideas and final pieces are displayed. The subject is enriched by visiting artistswho work alongside pupils to create art for display around the school. 


We have high expectations for art and teachers have clear guidance taken from the national scheme of work (SOW), Kapow. Teachers are clear what learning should look like in sketch books and in final outcomes. Pupils enjoy art and engage enthusiastically with our curriculum. This results in pupils developing a love of the subject that will continue in secondary school and beyond.