Art history and an appreciation of the visual arts are incorporated within the lessons and all year groups are exposed to the work of a diverse range of artists. Design and Technology is also popular and children enjoy it as part of the art curriculum as well as during extra-curricular activities.
All pupils, from Nursery to Year 8, are taught by our Head of Art. The weekly lessons provide the children with the opportunity to explore, enjoy, discuss and respond to a variety of art, craft and design forms. The Art Room is also a hive of activity during breaks and activity sessions with an increasing number of pupils gaining Art and DT awards to senior schools. The school takes part in national and local competitions and the children’s work is continually celebrated and displayed throughout the school.
Trips and workshops to exhibitions and galleries, as well as visits from artists and art historians, add to the pupils’ experiences.