At Even Swindon Primary School, we are artists.

We believe that a well-rounded Art curriculum will engage, inspire and challenge pupils to develop a thirst for lifelong learning. We offer an experience-rich, vibrant and child-centred programme of study which is ambitious for all learners. Children learn to explore their ideas and record their experiences into their sketch books, and evaluate and analyse their work, including that of great artists, craft makers and designers.

We have carefully designed our curriculum so that pupils are able to acquire sequential knowledge and skills which enable them to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will know about great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

We strive to inspire our pupils by considering our local environment and context to enrich the experience of all learners. Our curriculum is enhanced by our commitment to developing the whole child, enabling them to embrace new challenges, push their own artistic boundaries, reflect on their learning and become responsible, respectful and resilient members of our community.



We believe high quality learning in Art has been achieved when pupils can appreciate the craftsmanship of a piece and thoughtfully design and evaluate theirs and others work. When they recognise and discuss how art styles and disciplines have changed overtime, and how they may continue to change into the future. Children will be able to use art as a means of self-expression.

This will be evident through children’s engagement in lessons and their ability to talk knowledgably and enthusiastically about the subject. There will be displays around the school demonstrating children’s artwork and children will be making proactive choices to use different art forms in lessons other than art.

The impact of our Art curriculum will be overseen by the subject leader(s) through learning walks, team teaching, book looks, pupil and staff voice, planning feedback, and ongoing data analysis.