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Art and Design

Art and Design at Merton Abbey Primary


“Every child is an artist” – Pablo Picasso


“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


At Merton Abbey, our school’s motto is ‘Working hard, and caring for each other’, and this is reflected in teaching the Arts at our school; children achieving great success along their Art’s journey and reflecting and celebrating each other along the way. From Nursery to Year 6, children become balanced and reflective citizens ready for secondary school. Children are taught to have a Growth Mind-set, that, rather than saying they can’t do it, encourages the children to say that they can’t do it yet. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity and our high-quality art and design education aims to engage, inspire and challenge our pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, our pupils will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

In January 2022, Merton Abbey was awarded the Silver Artsmark Award.

The art and design subject leader is Mark Oglesby. 

Art and Design Policy

Our Art and Design Curriculum Map

Art and Design Progression in Disciplinary Knowledge