Creative Arts

The children are engaged in conventional fine arts and a range of creative crafts, as well as stimulated by the tactile approach in pottery.

Children’s work is displayed around the school and they have the opportunity to take part in external competitions. The work of the Art Department is exciting, innovative and stimulating, but the emphasis is on learning through experience and enjoyment. Irrespective of ability, the children are encouraged to believe in their own contributions as valid, creative exercises. Teaching is enriched with input from local artists upon a weekly basis, including periods of ‘residence’.

Children have an inherent desire to both learn and create, so it is no surprise that art in all its forms is a vital feature of everyday life at All Hallows. The work of the Art Department is exciting, innovative and stimulating with visitors never ceasing to be impressed by the outstanding quality of work displayed throughout the school.

Such is the importance of creativity within the curriculum the school is currently engaged in planning for a significant development. This will see the addition of technology enhanced teaching areas, linked to the Art Department, with 3D printing facilities as well as animation and enhanced digital photography provision.

As an essential part of the curriculum, art provision is led by a full-time specialist teacher (our Art Director) who liaises with other departments to ensure strong cross-curricular links. Two further part time specialist art teachers, both practising artists, contribute to the strong art enrichment programme. In addition, digital photography and animation are integrated within the Saturday Enrichment Programme.

It is the joy of artistic expression that dominates our approach to fine art and crafts, in both a formal teaching environment and across a range of additional activities and visits.