‘Every human is an artist’.


At Forest Academy it is our belief that all children should have access to the Arts in order to foster a lifelong love and appreciation of this subject. We aim to do this by providing the children with enriching memorable opportunities which will expose them to the broad arts culture. By the time our students leave us, they will be equipped with the skills, concepts, knowledge and confidence to invent and create their own works of art.


Our art curriculum follows the national curriculum and provides a clear and comprehensive scheme of work that shows progression of skills across all key stages within the strands of Art. The children are given opportunities to develop not only their skills, knowledge and language but their experiences too. These experiences include trips to museums, involvement in local community events and artist days. Sketchbooks will be implemented in the summer term with regular updates of sketchbook techniques.


Forest Academy is a returning Artsmark Silver school. In art, we use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:

  • Book looks
  • Pupil voice
  • Regular feedback each lesson
  • In the moment marking