Art and Design

Subject Leader - Miss Kilcoyne


The National Curriculum for England, July 2013 states 'Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


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.'


We have art lessons across the week but also have themed art 'days' or art 'projects' where the whole school will work on a specific theme. For example, in Summer 2017, St Joseph's took part in the first CSP art competition, with work across the schools displayed together.


For further information, please see our Art and DT Policy.