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At Prior’s Mill CE Primary School, we believe that Art helps to enrich our creative curriculum. We are aiming as a school to achieve our Artsmark Award which means that Art is a vital part of our children’s education. Art, alongside the other creative subjects, has a critical and valuable role in the taught curriculum.

Art encourages the children to thrive academically and improve their creativity. It helps to develop a range of skills, which can overall boost the children’s confidence in themselves – academically and creatively. Art promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Art is seen as a hands on subject where children can relax and experiment with a variety of resources and mediums. Our aim is to open their eyes to different views and to give the children the opportunity to think outside the box and promote a love of curiosity in learning mixed with fearless creation.


Through the framework of the 2014 National Curriculum, Art taught at Prior’s Mill aims to ensure that all children:

  • 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 children in Prior’s Mill will be supported to understand the visual elements of Art and Design. We teach a skills-based curriculum to ensure that the children can access the different areas of Art: patterns, printing, 3D forms, textures, using a range of colours and drawing. We will develop the children’s skills over the course of their journey through Prior’s Mill to help them to reach their full potential.

The children will learn about inspirational and diverse artists and be able to discuss different works. All the while being confident to share their views – learning that Art can be subjective.  Art will contribute to the children’s personal development and self-reflection. Enabling them to be well-rounded learners.

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