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Inspiring creativity and critical evaluation

We provide all children the opportunity to develop creativity and confidence as they engage with a range of design techniques and artistic media in purposeful, progressive lessons. Our ambition is for children to develop and hone their individual creativity, whilst building an understanding and an evaluation of the role that the visual arts hold in celebrating culture, giving individuals a voice and bringing joy to others.


Developing as artists and designers

Our Art curriculum enables our children to build on a range of Art skills, working towards and refining final statement pieces. Our coverage includes:

  • Sketchbook development
  • Drawing
  • Collage and Textile
  • Making
  • Printmaking
  • Painting
  • Critical reflection and articulation

To be engaging and purposeful in our teaching of Art we focus on developing artistic skills and related knowledge within the context of a progressive curriculum. Staff monitor the progress their class makes through each artistic skill to ensure artistic abilities progress year-on-year, and enables opportunities for further challenge and support where relevant, to ensure all children have personal learning journeys and achieve their art ambitions.

We study a wide range of artists in order to develop a critical response to Art, and to support pupils understanding of the range of visual art on offer. This includes, for example, the role of social artists in giving a voice to those who sometimes struggle to be heard.

During their time at Preston Hedges, we ensure that children have the fantastic opportunity to work with artists in residence, creating large artworks and using a range of artistic materials.


Enabling confidence and creativity

We immerse children in an art-rich environment that also emphasises the importance of the arts, and the positive impact that art can have on people and the community.

As a result, our children recognise the power that visual art can have in sharing ideas, representing freedom of thought and celebrating individuality.



Welcome to our outstanding primary school. Founded on the principles of Fun, Creativity and Achievement, ours is a very special school where children are encouraged to thrive socially and academically.


Year on year


Alongside academic achievement, this gives every child at Preston Hedges School the opportunity to fulfil their own unique potential. The result? Children at our school consistently outperform their peers – both regionally and nationally – and many go on to win places at the country’s most prestigious secondary settings.


Happy, Confident Learners

Inspired by the philosophy of Fun, Creativity and Achievement.

Curriculum content is rigorously planned to ensure all children engage in lessons and consolidate their learning with clear intentions.

Throughout the school, each year group’s learning is documented and displayed through celebratory Floor Books where QR codes and final pieces of work demonstrate each topic’s implementation, progressive journey and learning impact.


Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU

Registered Office: Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton, NN4 6BU. Registration No. 08282041. England & Wales.