Art and Design

Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy is proud to be an “ArtsMark Gold” school.

“Artsmark identifies a school or other setting offering a well planned, quality arts education and that supports the cultural development of all students.”


Art and Design at Ellison Boulters Academy stimulates both creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and a unique way of understanding and responding to the world.


During the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1, pupils use: colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think.

During Key Stage 2, pupils develop their creativity and imagination through more complex activities. These help to build on their skills and improve their control of materials, tools and techniques.


Through Art and Design activities, children learn to make informed value judgements and aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in shaping different environments both indoors and out.


The children explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists, craftspeople and designers. They learn about the diverse roles and functions of art, craft and design in contemporary life, and in different times and cultures. They learn to understand, appreciate and enjoy the visual arts and the power they have to enrich our personal and public lives.

Here is an example of some of the wonderful artwork created by our children. A wide range of different techniques and media have been used to create stunning results. Using critique techniques the children have also been able to evaluate their work and up-level this.

'Let your light shine' - Matthew 5