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The Rissington School
Aspire - Belong - Challenge

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Art and Design



At The Rissington School, we value art and design as an important part of our pupil’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. We are committed to ensure that art and design provide the pupils with the opportunities to develop and extend skills: encouraging them to express and reflect upon their individual interests, experiences, feelings, thoughts and ideas.

 At the Rissington school we believe that art and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Our high-quality art and design curriculum will engage, inspire and challenge pupils; equipping them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

As pupil's progress, our art and design curriculum will enable pupils to think critically, experiment freely and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Moreover, it will help pupils reflect upon how art and design have shaped history, and learn about how art and design continues to contribute to the creativity, culture and wealth of our nation.

The Rissington School is a split site school. Whilst we embrace the differences this may bring, the children across both sites belong to one school; and as such receive the same art and design provision.


The teaching and implementation of the Art and Design Curriculum at The Rissington School is based on the National Curriculum and is linked to topics to ensure a well-structured approach to this creative subject.

 The children are taught art as part of their termly topic work and more detail can be found in our Long and Medium term plans. Our young artists and designers will be given a variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom, where appropriate, to create memorable learning opportunities which will further support and deepen their understanding. The work of famous local, national and international artists and designers will also be explored to enhance the pupil's learning.


National curriculum in England: art and design programmes of study - GOV.UK