Art – curriculum information

‘Creativity and imagination is at the heart of all learning at Clifton. We feel that all pupils have the opportunity and artistic potential to shape and enrich our whole learning environment.

We want pupils to appreciate the diversity and richness of traditions in art and will ensure that our children are given the opportunity to appreciate the creative works of artists, designers and crafts people.

We will offer pupils visits to local galleries and richer experiences so that they can understand and celebrate how the arts have developed across time and place. We will celebrate and share children’s artistic work with our school community and beyond through displays and exhibitions.’

“I love making masterpieces!” Sanugi – Y4

“I really enjoyed using different artistic techniques.” Maya – Y5

“You can express your feelings through it.” Hedi – Y2

‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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