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Elms School

Elms School


Art is delivered across all key stages at Elms and allows our pupils to Thrive, express themselves and grow in confidence.

Our. Art curriculum model is Knowledge Engaged and we have built the knowledge and Skills from year 1 to year 11 in preparation for  their GCSE Art examination. The pupils start their GSCE co  at the end of year 11.

Art lessons at Elms are creative, practical and engaging. Trips are integral to the study of Art and Design and designed to complement the pupils’ practical work and independent learning. These include visits to permanent and current exhibitions 'Turner Contemporary' and galleries, cultural centres and architectural sites.

During the academic year a joint Art and Design Technology week will be held celebrating 'Multicultural Art'. Periodically, throughout the year we hold an 'Open Door Art' exhibition across the school. All teacher choose a favourite piece of Art and these are displayed on classroom doors. The Art department supports the School's World Book Day.

The Art Department is well resourced, and we offer a wide range of activities including; painting drawing, print making, ceramic and photography. 

The school's commitment to the Art has enabled the school to achieve a silver Art Mark. It demonstrates that as a school we are passionate about Art and transfer this ethos to our pupils- the creative thinkers of the future.

The Art Department aims to:

  • Develop pupils’ appreciation of art and design in the world they live in.
  • Improve pupils’ practical skills using a variety of both new media and traditional techniques, to create outcomes.
  • Create confidence at drawing for visual communication.
  • Cultivate pupils’ appreciation of art and design in the world they live in and understand how the creative thinking process is a skill that can be applied to many sectors of industry.