Art and Design at Wilkinson

Art and Design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity, Art helps to develop transferable skills and raises academic achievement. Art develops motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness; it helps to enhance well-being and self-esteem. Additionally art is valuable for its own sake, it develops problem-solving, promotes diversity, respect and cultural understanding; art develops critical thinking - showing that making mistakes can be liberating and teaches children to take time and be more careful and thorough in how they observe the world., encouraging looking at details and thinking in depth.

Therefore …




…It is our intent that, by the time they leave Wilkinson Primary School, all our learners will: aspire to experiment, invent and create their own works of Art and Design; develop the knowledge and skills to work creatively; understanding how art and design reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


At Wilkinson Primary School we recognise that pupils are entitled to a high quality, structured and progressive Art and Design curriculum that will engage, inspire and challenge learners, and allow and equip them to reach their potential in expression and creativity.

Art Covid-19 statement 


The use of art resources is encouraged throughout the school. In line with current guidance. When using within a Year group bubble equipment is to be sanitised and will be quarantined between bubble use. In the event of a further school closures the art curriculum will be made available on our online blogs and paper resources to those who need it.