Being creative

The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children to enhance their creative talents and develop their artistic skills.

Art and Design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. It inspires and challenges children, 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. Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Art & Design Click here for the School's Art & Design Policy statement

Music is a universal language that inspires children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Music lessons should be full of music. We believe that our children should have many opportunities to play instruments and to sing, as well as to listen to music. We passionately believe that all our children should have confidence in themselves as musical people. Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Music

Drama encourages children to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and presenting are prominent activities for all children. Their acting and presenting skills are developed through participating in scripted or improvised drama. Exploring real and imaginary situations helps learners to understand and share their world.

Dance gives children rich opportunities to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment. Creating and performing will be the core activities for all children, and taking part in dance contributes to their physical education and physical activity. Learners develop their technical skills and the quality of their movement, and use their imagination and skills to create and choreograph dance sequences.