Queensbridge Primary School has been awarded an Artsmark Platinum Award!
Queensbridge Arts Vision
Every child at Queensbridge has the right to be inspired by the arts.
We have creative workshop experiences in and outside our school environment. We develop strong links with local art galleries, artists, theatres, music venues and museums around central London. Our children attend local and professional performances and exhibitions and benefit from a wide range of enrichment activities.
From Nursery our children are taught to express themselves creatively through exploring various materials and to communicate their ideas artistically. From the beginning of their artistic practice the children are exposed to the work of Great Artists to contextualise their work.
As the children move into Key Stage 1 they begin to explore drawing, painting and sculpture through a range of materials. They move into more sophisticated materials such as clay and can begin to reason why different materials are more suitable. Working with visiting practitioners gives them real life insight into artistic technique. Their sketching development is recorded through sketchbooks that pass up through the school with them tracking progress. These are taken onto external educational visits to practice their skills in various inspiring environments. They continue to take inspiration from the Greats and can communicate ideas about their work through critical thinking and discussion. Various extra-curricular art clubs are available throughout the years to give children extra opportunity to develop their skills outside of the classroom.
Continuing into Key Stage 2 the children focus on developing their artistic skills, expanding into lino printing and working with clay in various forms. Our developing clay and painting curriculums ensure the children are progressing in their technique. They have the opportunity to learn from a resident artist for an in depth experience of working in a real life arts environment. As the children leave key stage 2 they will have a sense of mastery with various materials, a strong knowledge of the Greats and be able to critically analyse their own and others work.
Projects: October Gallery/ Calendar/ Steve McQueen / Tate/ BHM/ Hispanic
The QBPS PTA assisted us in buying our own kiln here on site as well as our printing press which we use from Nursery up.
Queensbridge Primary School is an Platinum Artsmark school, Arts Council England celebrates our commitment to arts and cultural education. We have strong partnerships with arts and cultural organisations. The panel has congratulated us on our school’s dedicated and inclusive approach to the arts, including investment in specialist equipment and training, excellent use of cultural resources on our doorstep and the innovative use of arts to build engagement with the local community and parents.