Art & Design

The arts are integral to Sarum Hall life and we believe that art provision is hugely important for children’s education from Nursery to Year 6.

Our aim is to make art fun and exciting and to provide an environment in which pupils can express their ideas in a positive and constructive way.  Cross-curricular   links are made with music, dance, humanities and modern foreign languages.

Art provides a good opportunity for girls to work independently, exploring different skills and trying out a variety of media with confidence. Pupils have the opportunity to draw, paint,  do collage, sculpture, mosaic pottery and work with textiles. Lessons are designed to enrich the girls’ knowledge and understanding of art and full advantage is taken of the school’s location, with frequent visits to galleries and museums. Practical workshops are regularly organised with visiting artists.

In Nursery and Reception, art is taught by form tutors in a cross-curricular and thematic way through the specific area ‘Expressive Art and Design’. In Year 1, art is taught by the form tutor and is primarily topic based. From Year 2, art is taught by a specialist teacher, in half classes in our light and spacious art room, enabling girls to work on a large scale and with ambition. The art room is well resourced and equipped, including a kiln and printing press.

Sarum Hall has been awarded Artsmark status across four art forms: art, music, drama and dance. The award process was rigorous and pointed out that “Provision well exceeds the criteria”.