At the Trent Rylands Federation, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum and the way in which it stimulates their creativity, imagination and self-expression. Our Art and Design curriculum provides the children with the opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas through the exploration of different and varied mediums, techniques and processes. The delivery of Art engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Children are introduced to a wealth of artists which helps them gain a better appreciation of points in history, cultural differences and the world around them in a general sense. Year upon year, children build upon skills taught before and develop better mastery of them.


Art at the Trent Rylands Federation is stimulating, engaging and fun. Children will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. They will become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will become proficient in evaluating and analysing creative works using the language of art, craft and design. They will know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.



Art Impact Statement

  • Art is loved by teachers and pupils across our school.
  • Teachers have high expectations and quality evidence of art work can be presented in a variety of ways.
  • All children use technical vocabulary accurately and pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified.
  • Children will become more confident in analysing their work and giving their opinion on their own and other works of art.
  • Children show competences in improving their resilience and perseverance by evaluating and improving their work.
  • Children are given the opportunity to work with a wide range of media.
  • Children are introduced to a number of artists and art movements to give some historical background and perspective to the techniques they are using.
  • Children are introduced to and inspired by local artists.
  • Children are given the opportunity to use the local environment to inspire their art work.
  • The impact of the art curriculum will be measured in various ways. These will include

-pupil voice

-photographic evidence


-careful questioning

-moderation and book scrutiny across all key stages

– annual reporting of standards across the curriculum