Art in all its forms is a vital feature
of everyday life at All Hallows.
As an essential part of the curriculum,
it is led by a full-time specialist teacher (our Art Director)
who liaises with other departments to ensure strong cross-curricular
it's the joy of artistic expression that dominates our approach
to fine art and crafts, in both a formal teaching environment
and across a range of additional activities and visits.
This is why you'll see the children's paintings,
drawings, ceramics, pottery and more throughout All Hallows,
the expression of their creativity that brings pride and pleasure
to us all.
We have a modern, purpose-built Art Department
that includes a fully-equipped painting and design studio with
adjoining ceramics workshop and foyer gallery. This is available
to all children from the age of four, as well as separate classroom
facilities, particularly in the Junior Department.
The children are engaged in
conventional fine arts and a range of creative crafts, as well
as stimulated by the tactile approach in pottery. Children’s
work is displayed around the school and they have the opportunity
to take part in external competitions. The work of the Art Department
is exciting, innovative and stimulating, but the emphasis is
on learning through experience and enjoyment. Irrespective of
ability, the children are encouraged to believe in their own
contributions as valid, creative exercises. Teaching is enriched
with input from local artists upon a weekly basis, including
periods of ‘residence’.