At St Mary's School art forms an important part of the curriculum. We believe art education stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Therefore, we believe that it should be taught as individual skills lessons culminating in a design and make task which is generally linked to the wider curriculum. Progression in art is assessed through the pupils’ sketch books, which pass with the child to the next year group, displays and photographic evidence. A level of ability and attitude to Art is recorded on the child’s annual report to parents.