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Art forms part of the Expressive Arts curriculum and as such follows the same theme each term as music and drama. Students work across the three disciplines allowing for a range of experiences.

Art is taught across secondary and in primary during Enrichment where its delivery operates on a rotating six-week block system.

Main Aims

  • To give pupils the opportunity to explore and develop visually through a variety of media and to enjoy the sensory experience of art using a range of materials and processes.
  • To be part of an integrated approach to the delivery of the arts curriculum working both individually and in collaboration.
  • To encourage self-expression, improve self-esteem and develop communication.
  • To offer non-verbal students a valuable way to express themselves with the outside world.
  • To deliver a curriculum and develop a teaching methodology which meets the needs of all pupils.
  • To make links and work in collaboration with other subject areas.
  • To encourage pupils to share their work with the school and wider community through the annual summer art exhibition and co ordinate and deliver the visual aspects of celebrations within the school.
  • To work with outside arts organisations to enhance pupils learning. Organisations students have worked with include Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Greenwich Festival, Bow Arts, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, Hunterian Museum and National Portrait Gallery. The department has strong links with Open City the Architectural Educational Programme and both Primary and Secondary students have won London wide awards in Open City competitions.
  • To develop the Room 13 project giving extended provision to individual students who are interested in the subject.


Assessment is through teacher evaluation after every lesson, peer assessment and discussion and pupil reflection. Students work is kept in individual marked portfolios and frequently displayed and shared.

Arts Award Bronze and Silver accreditation is provided in Key Stage 4 and 5.


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