with a high-quality education in art and design which will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.
Across the school, pupils will be exposed to a broad range of different kinds of arts, craft and design. They should be able to think critically about art and design, including their own. As they progress through each year group, they will develop their techniques and have the opportunity to apply these creatively. Fundamental skills such as drawing, sketching, use of shape and colour and imagination are built upon with each new topic so that pupils feel confident to apply these independently as they move through the school. In art and design lessons, pupils are taught how to design and draw, using research and sketches as aides, use a variety of materials, evaluate their art and build their knowledge.