Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. We use ‘Access Art’ to ensure our curriculum offers high-quality art and design, created to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  At Ashlands we believe the journey taken to create a work of art is more important than the end product.  

As pupils progress, they are challenged to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. Our curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities to explore how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. At Ashlands, we study, and are inspired by, a range of artists, including local artists both famous and less well known. This year we aim to hold our first art exhibition so that every child has the opportunity to display their work to a large audience, and be recognised, and celebrated, as an artist.