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“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”

National curriculum in England 2014


At Stoke Bishop Church Of England Primary School it is our aim that all pupils will be given the opportunities to equip themselves with the knowledge and skills they will need in order to express their individual creativity through their own works of Art, Craft and Design.  They will have the courage to “have a go” at exploring and experimenting with their art work without being afraid to make mistakes.  Pupils will feel passionate, motivated and excited about Art and feel confident about talking to others about the work of other artists and designers using the language of Art.


The skills involved in drawing, painting, printing, collage and sculpture are taught discretely and then developed through a cross curricular approach within other subject areas. Pupils use sketchbooks to develop and explore ideas, externalise their thoughts and make connections.  They are encouraged to be reflective and to evaluate their work whilst thinking about how they can make changes to improve it.

In every year group pupils are introduced to the work of great artists and designers from different periods of history as well as from different cultural backgrounds.  This enables children to develop their knowledge of how Art and design shapes our history and culture at the same time as providing a source of inspiration for their own works of art.

Some of our own great works of art

Follow the link below to see some of our pupil’s artwork on display earlier this year at the National Gallery in London as part of the “Take One Picture” exhibition. Their instillation is entitled “Sea Of Faces” and took its inspiration from the painting “Men of the Docks” by George Bellows.