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Art and Design

At St Mary’s Primary School, we are ARTISTS! We want our children to love art, craft and design! We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and to grow up wanting to be illustrators, graphic designers, fashion designers, curators, architects or printmakers. Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. As pupils progress, they should gain a deeper understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the Art and Design National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We want our children to use the local area as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity. To that end, we have carefully selected a wide range of unique and diverse artists, craft makers and designers for children to study.

“Every child is an artist.” 

Pablo Picasso (Artist)


“Art enables up to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” 

Thomas Merton ( Trappist monk and writer)



During pupil interviews we asked the children to talk about art at St Mary's.

Here are some of their responses.

Pupil Voice

You can let your light shine in art because you can express your feelings.   A Year 5 child


Art can be your own version of whatever you want it to be.    A Year 5 child 


Art Lead - Mr Joe Seal