Art & Design

At Priors Hall – A Learning Community, we aim to provide all children with a rich and varied programme of art that engages, inspires and challenges their creative minds.  It will equip each student with a secure knowledge of art history and enable them to become proficient in a range of skills and techniques that will allow them to design and produce their own artwork.

All children are artists.”  Pablo Picasso

“Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.”  National curriculum in England, DFE.


Our scheme of work is guided by the national curriculum primary programmes of study.  The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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

Our curriculum

Art lessons take place over three terms throughout the year, alternating with D&T.  Our art curriculum ensures that pupils achieve the key concepts that underpin learning in each year group.  It provides pupils with the building blocks of what they need to know to have success and to make progress in this subject.  It also uses a balance of the formal elements, a balance of Art, of Craft and of Design.



  • Art Day/ Week– An annual art day/week will be held to inspire and motivate a love of art and to immerse the pupils in a world of creativity.
  • Art-based educational visits– All year groups are encouraged to either visit a gallery or arrange for gallery experiences/workshops in school.

Useful Websites

Tate Kids

Art UK

Access Art

The Artful Parent

Met Kids

The National Portrait Gallery

BBC Bitesize


Our art and design co-ordinator is Mrs Young.

If you would like more information about our art curriculum, please contact Mrs Young on

Design & Technology
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