Henbury Court Primary Academy


‘Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should 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. ‘

DFE 2013

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up” Pablo Picasso


In Art we aim to nurture our children's natural creative self-confidence and equip them with process experience that will help their ideas come to life. 

Art at Henbury Court is taught to engage and inspire children, giving them the skills and knowledge to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The children build on their skills, which progress throughout their time at our schools in order to become confident artists to understand, appreciate and talk about art.  We will introduce the children to a broad range of artists, architects and designers, both contemporary and historic. Art is taught progressively and every year the skills and techniques are revisited.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Click here to see our 'at a glance' guide to Art. 

To read about our Art curriculum in full please click here