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Compass Primary School

Art & Design

“Art should be something that liberates your soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further.”  ~ Keith Haring 


At Compass Primary Academy, we believe art, craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. To ensure this, we created a purpose of study for our art and design curriculum drawing influence from the National Curriculum and various art experts, such as Susan Coles and Paula Briggs. 


Our curriculum ensures all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences by having their own sketchbook. 
  • 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. 


To meet our purpose of study and aims, we have adopted the curriculum created by Access Art ( and tailored it to meet the needs of our pupils. Over the course of the academic year, pupils will follow this long-term plan: