July 18, 2019



Art is a real focus in the school with a dedicated Art specialist and Arts Building. In addition we are an Arts Mark Gold Award School one of only 50 in England.


We have a special Art Room situated in the St. Benedict’s Art building.  All the junior children are taught art by a specialist teacher.  The infants also have art in this room taught by their class teacher.

We are now implementing the New art curriculum to continue to develop the children’s art skills. The focus being on learning about the great artists, designers and architects.  The New art scheme of work now encompasses the new topics in geography and history.

In their art lessons the children will draw, paint and use a wide variety of art materials to explore collage, sculpture, clay and textiles.  They have their own special sketching books which build up a portfolio of work and will be a lasting memory of their art at school.  We encourage all children to take part in a wide range of art initiatives, e.g. The Farnborough Air Show, Knights of St.Colomba, Inter- Faith Calendar, The David Shepherd Foundation and local Diocesan Art opportunities.
Art is incredibly important at St.Joseph’s and as you walk around the school you will see a wide variety of children’s work which has been framed to show how we truly value their work.  We use it to support other subjects to provide an enriched curriculum that will stimulate your child’s learning. Our annual Arts Week provides a whole school focus for the promotion of Arts within the school.
We also provide many unique topics for the children to partipate in.  We have worked on Animation, Community topics, where the children have had a chance to develop their skills and work towards the Art Awards of Discover and Explore with many children obtaining certificates in these areas. We truly embrace the arts and want every child to have the best opportunities we can provide.
Updated July 2018