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Pablo Picasso: ‘Every child is an artist.’


We believe that every child can express themselves through art and that art can ‘make a difference’ in our lives and our communities.

Our students will gain experience and the skills at our school to be able to do this to the best of their ability.  They will gain knowledge of all the art disciplines and key skills will be built on throughout each child’s time at Darell.



Based on the national curriculum’s aims, the art curriculum at Darell School has been designed to reflect our unique students and the local area.  We will learn about art, inspiration and artists from Richmond.

Our Art curriculum aims to inspire children to express themselves in a creative, imaginative manner. Children are introduced to a range of works by a range of diverse, contemporary as well as the more well-known artists in order to develop their knowledge of styles and extend their vocabulary. 

Our art curriculum also provides children with the opportunities to develop and extend their proficiency in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, textiles, print and digital media. Children will develop their skills to think critically about art,  be reflective, and evaluate their own work.

Through this, children will gain an understanding of how art shapes our history and contributes to our culture.

At Darell Primary School, we value Art and Design as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thought and ideas.



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. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.