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Every child is a valued artist on a journey of discovery through art.


  • Study a diverse and inclusive range of artists, artwork and art history (both classical and modern).
  • Inspire creativity and offer a range of opportunities for self-expression.
  • Challenge pupil’s understanding and skills to excite them about the topic.
  • Develop an appreciation of art and articulately express opinions.
  • Teach a progression of skills.
  • Explore philosophy and faith through art.



  • Art is led by a subject expert who supports staff in developing their own skills and providing quality resources and training.
  • Children study the work of artists, designers or crafts people from a variety of cultures and periods of time.
  • Create an atmosphere that allows freedom of creativity and an opportunity for self-expression and experimentation.
  • Opportunities to showcase work for a wider audience.
  • Children develop their skills and knowledge through a wide range of mediums which are scaffolded to meet all needs through Quality First Teaching.



  • Learners develop the knowledge and skills to work like an artist and this is evident in their sketchbooks.
  • Children make sustained progress measured against age appropriate progression grids and expectations.
  • Children enjoy becoming more confident and creative artists.
  • Children develop their opinions to appreciate and critique a range of artwork.
  • By the end of each phase children are expected to produce a range of artwork for display and discussion.
  • There will be a broad understanding of art across the curriculum subjects (specifically R.E.) for enrichment.