Art is presented in a lively and interesting way throughout the school, the emphasis being on learning through fun, discovery and an increasing use of knowledge and skills.

The Art syllabus provides a broad range of opportunities where each year group investigate and/or are taught the following elements:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage/Textiles
  • 3D/Clay/Modelling/Sculpture
  • Printing/Graphic Design
  • Artists/History of Art
  • Photography

The school has a specialised Art and Design Room where an extensive range of facilities including a kiln, screen printing, and silk painting are found. The allocation of Art at CPS is as follows:

EYFS: Nursery and Reception

Art is mainly topic based.

Junior School: Years 1 to 4

Art is mainly topic based although some discrete lessons are taught by a specialist teacher. From Year 3 children use a sketchbook to record, research and explore their ideas.

Senior School: Years 5-8

Pupils are taught in the purpose built Art Room by the Head of Department. The importance of thorough, good quality preparation, usually in sketch, is paramount, so that the majority of the lesson can be given over to practical work.

I like art because I like to do lots of detail in my drawings.  I want to be an architect when I grow up.

Tess - Year 6
Chesham Preparatory School
Open Day

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our planned Open Day on Wednesday 7th September but we are pleased to announce that our Open Day on Saturday 10th October will go ahead with some restrictions to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines, most notably timed appointments. We have emailed everyone who has registered to attend but, if you have registered but do not appear to have received an email, please call the Registrar, Sue Johnson, on 01494 782619 ext 229 to book a time slot.  If you have not registered to attend but would like to do so, please also get in touch with us.  We regret that only visitors who have booked a timed slot will be able to come along on the day.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Chesham Prep.

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