At Skelton School it is our intent to provide a high-quality art and design education where children are inspired and challenged, whilst being equipped with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We aim to enable our pupils to think critically, develop a good understanding of the subject and to understand how art and design both reflect and shape our history and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. Creativity comes in every form, and we believe that being creative and having the confidence to explore and experiment is a fundamental life skill. Our curriculum allows children the opportunity to communicate, explore, express their emotions and develop positive mental health in a safe, caring community and acts as a steppingstone to developing a creative confidence - an essential skill that can be carried forward into so many areas of their future lives. We believe that art, craft and design make the world a better place and that anyone can be an artist!