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Medstead Church of England Primary School

Achieving excellence for all children

within an inspiring and inclusive environment

Art and Design

Art and Design at Medstead School is at the heart of our curriculum.  

The school has been awarded an Arts Mark by the Arts Council for England in recognition of the quality of provision of creative art teaching and learning at the school. We are currently working towards the Gold Standard Award. The  children at Medstead achieve well in Art and receive accolades such as acceptance of pieces for display in public galleries. Most importantly, all children’s art is highly valued, displayed with pride, and pupils at the school regularly mention Art among their favourite subjects. 


Purpose of Study (taken from The Primary National Curriculum in England 2014 Key Stages 1&2 Framework)

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.


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