Art and Design

Art and Design at the Duke of Bedford


At The Duke of Bedford Primary School, we want our children to be passionate about Art and Design! We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and to grow up wanting to be illustrators, graphic designers, fashion designers, curators, architects or printmakers. Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Through deep exploration of materials and techniques we aim to provide pupils with the opportunity to discover their own artistic styles. As pupils progress, they should gain a deeper understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. We want to equip our children with not only the minimum statutory requirements of the Art and Design National Curriculum but to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We want our children to use the local area as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity. To that end, we have carefully selected a wide range of unique and diverse artists, craft makers and designers for children to study.


Below you can find links to our Long Term planning for Art, our chosen artists and our intent, implementation and impact statement. 



Intent, implementation and impact statement - Art and Design