Art Policy

Purpose and aims

  • To engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to develop a knowledge as to how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contributes to our culture. 
  • To produce creative work, exploring ideas and recording experiences becoming skilful in using a range of art, craft and design techniques.
  • To evaluate and analyse creative works
  • To know about great artists, craft makers and designers 


Our curriculum is categorised in two ways: Breadth – which gives pupils experiences to explore the use of media through looking at a variety of art works and artists. Depth – which helps pupils think imaginatively and use inspiration to become like artists. Whilst coverage is our goal for the breadth elements, repetition and increasing understanding is our goal for the ‘depth’ elements.  Our curriculum drivers – reflection, initiative, diversity – shape our teaching of art so that every opportunity is taken to relate art to the needs of our pupils.  Art is studied throughout the academic year and across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 so that pupils gain a growing development understanding of the skills, design and processes in our art curriculum.  In depth study of artists provided context and inspiration for independent engagement and involvement of the pupils. 

Progression and Assessment

Our curriculum has four key objectives, which mirror the aims of the subject. 

Monitoring, evaluation and improvment

This is on-going and completed by the Art leader and relevant members of the school team.

Art Progression of Knowledge and Skills Document Download