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The Art Department is housed in a light and spacious, purpose built building with a large main room and smaller studio room. There is a wide range of facilities offering opportunities to explore a large variety of media.We strive to create an environment in which creativity and experimentation can thrive and where children have a sense of positive self-worth and confidence in their own ability. Pupils are helped to understand and develop skills using a wide range of different media and processes. These range from painting to collage, ceramics to digital media.
We want all our pupils to enjoy Art and feel confident about expressing themselves visually. This is achieved by making projects challenging, fun, wide-ranging and accessible. We ensure that each project builds on previous experience, and that new concepts and skills are introduced at appropriate ages and the skills are specifically taught.
"Excellent provision exists in many areas especially in English, art and design technology (DT)." ISI Inspection 2009
We celebrate the diversity of the children's work with an annual Whole School Art Exhibition in the summer term. Here you will find work from the youngest children in Kindergarten next to the oldest in Year 8. Valuing every child's work, whatever the age and ability is key to how the Art Department works.
We also have a strong tradition of developing those pupils who display particular talent in the subject, with pupils regularly obtaining Art Scholarships to major senior schools.
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