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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

Art & Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.


At Parbold Douglas, we believe 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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of Art and Design. They should also know how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


Children are encouraged to develop their skills of observation and be involved in discussion. Children use the environment, artefacts, the work of famous artists, and textiles for observation and as a stimulus for their own work. Children express and develop their own thoughts and feelings, which they can then use to create their own work using a wide variety of materials in both 2D and 3D.


The school’s ‘Art and Design curriculum map’ outlines the units to be taught. The national curriculum gives a full breakdown of the statutory content to be taught within each unit.

At Parbold Douglas, this is taught through topic lessons and specific art projects.