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Art and Design

At Ashburnham Community School, art is an important subject given significant curriculum time. We believe art should be taught as a practical subject, with opportunities for pupils to make art of their own while learning about great artists working across a range of media.

The practical element of art is divided into six disciplines: drawing/line, painting/colour and tone, printing/pattern & texture, textiles, collage/paper and modelling/sculpture & form. In addition, pupils have the opportunity to study the work of key artists, sculptors and movements from a range of cultures and time periods.


Over the course of their school career, pupils will have the opportunity to make educational visits to galleries and museums such as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Design Museum, Tate Modern and Tate Britain.

Design & Technology

At Ashburnham Community School, we believe design technology  is an important subject in its own right, providing pupils with an opportunity to plan, make and evaluate products. Design technology is also a vehicle for teaching other skills such as working collaboratively and working to a brief. Taught well, it provides opportunities to develop enterprise capability, economic and business understanding, and financial capability through real-life projects.