At St Thomas of Canterbury, children develop their creative skills in art, craft and design via an engaging, inspiring and challenging curriculum that spreads across a broad range of cross-curricular contexts.

We encourage children to experiment with the skills they are acquiring in order to invent and create their own art pieces in drawing, painting, sculpture and other crafts.

A particular focus at St Thomas of Canterbury is to learn to evaluate art work, using specific language, from a wide spectrum of creative work to shape children into informed critics.

Children are given the opportunity to visit galleries, explore a wide range of known artists and, in some instances, create work in-situ to equip them with the understanding that art plays an important part in our history and culture.


“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Pablo Picasso