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Art Statement of Intent


  • Our Art curriculum develops creativity, sets challenges, engages and inspires children and equips them with the knowledge and skills to: experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
  • The arts give us the tools and skills that are essential to help us make our way through life. We owe it to the next generation to ensure that they enjoy an education that offers them the whole of life and culture: head, heart and soul.




  • We value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. The intent of our Art curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement in the area of Art. This enables them to know more about art and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own art work more.
  • Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express, exceed their individual interests, thought, potential and ideas.
  • In Art, we create work with a real purpose in terms when displaying and sharing the work they create and showcasing the skills and progress they have made.
  • Arts in schools can be used to combat inequality.

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


The school believes that art is a vital part of the education of all children. The child’s use and understanding of the visual language of art needs to be developed by effective teaching and by a considered sequence of experiences.



  • We believe that high-quality Art lessons will inspire children to think innovatively and develop creative procedural understanding.
  • In Art, children are expected to be reflective and evaluate their work, thinking about how they can make changes and keep improving. This should be meaningful and continuous throughout the process, with evidence of age-related verbal and written reflection, in order to develop pupil’s resilience as lifelong learners.