Dorney School

The Little Village School with a Big Heart


Aims & Purpose

Each subject leader regularly reviews the purpose and aims for their subjects.  These are based upon the National Curriculum statements, developed by a range of educational and subject-specific experts.  These statements lay out the aims of each subject at Dorney School.


Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity.  At Dorney School we aim to provide a high-quality art and design education which engages, inspires and challenges all pupils regardless of their gender, background and skills, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.  We believe that as pupils’ progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design.  Our pupils will also have knowledge of how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.


At Dorney School we aim 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
  • Appreciate, evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • Know about great and diverse artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Curriculum Overviews

Our curriculum has been mapped to ensure that there is clear progression across the school. Subject leaders regularly review the topics taught in each year group to ensure that pupils are taught the right content at the right time.