At Barton Clough, we aim to engage, inspire and challenge pupils. We recognise the importance of equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own pieces of art work. As our pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. 


  • 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 and recognise great artists, craft makers and designers and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

To see our progression of skills and knowledge, please click here Art Progression of skills