“Creativity takes courage.”

Henri Matisse. 1905


Art and Design


We strive to provide our children with a rich and creative Art and Design curriculum using the National Curriculum and Cornerstones as a starting point and utilizing aspects of other inspirational Art and Design curriculums. During their progression through the school, we aspire to provide children with opportunities to build their knowledge of interesting and key aspects of art and design history, and consider them in relation to local and current art and design.


Children will be given regular being opportunity to develop, review and revisit a broad range of skills. This is taught through activities that reflect the wealth of creativity in Padstow and Cornwall, providing a path for the children to experience, and develop respect for, the vibrant culture of our nation.


Through independent practise and the guided teaching of skills, children will build their resilience and determination to achieve their artistic aspirations. By viewing great works of art for pleasure, and having informed discussions of how art makes them feel and react, children will build perceptive views and opinions informed by their deepening critical thinking skills.



To build a curriculum where the children of Padstow School have their learning and life enriched by developing their artistic skills of creativity, and for them to experience joy by being enabled to access and thrive in the artistic world.

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