Rothley Church of England Primary (Academy)

"Working together to achieve value and recognise the strengths of all"

Art and Design Vision Statement

 At Rothley we aspire to ensure that all children are engaged, inspired and challenged creatively. All children are given a richness of opportunity to creatively explore their imaginative ideas, emotions and spiritual development. The children will use a variety of tools, techniques, materials and processes in order to communicate what they see, feel and think. We aim to give every child knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, reflect and create their own works of art and design to enrich their experience of school life.

"Art and Design is not just an activity to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes and your whole personality'. 

Quentin Blake




The Nottingham Institute of Education, offered our school the chance to create a project that would have a positive impact on our school. 

Student volunteers spent a week with us working with children from across the school to create an art project to enhance the outside area.

The children were involved in designing and creating decorative poles. Each year group now has a pole representing them in the school grounds.

The Nursery also designed and painted a pole for the project.

The gallery below shows the design process and the finished poles in the school grounds.


An Art and Design specialist teacher from Rawlins Academy came to model an Art lesson to our school about sketching and Surrealism Art. Some Year 4 children took part and enjoyed the experience.

They said...


"It was fantastic"

"It was inspiring"

"I learnt new pencil skills"

"she was a very talented teacher"

"I love art"

Enjoy our whole school Autumn displays.

Art and Design work displayed in school 

Each year group have created a display of their class art work to celebrate creativity in school.