Art & Design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and is a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see feel and think through the development of skills in using colour, texture, form and pattern and different materials and processes.

Children become involved in shaping their environments through Art & Design activities. They learn to make informed judgments and aesthetic and practical decisions. They explore ideas and meanings through the work of artists and designers. Through learning about the role and functions of Art and Design, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and that of different times and cultures.

The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enriches all our lives. We are passionate about art and the creation of exemplary expressions of thought, feeling and manipulation of skills from children of all ages, and in celebrating this in our galleries and exhibitions both within school and beyond.