The Arts at Ashley

It is part of an embedded, long-term strategy of the school, to place the arts alongside the core subjects at the centre of its pupils’ education. Through the arts the pupils learn to develop a wide range of social, communicative and visual skills, as well as developing aesthetic appreciation, judgement and individual awareness.

Pupils are also naturally inquisitive and creative, so it is essential for all the school community to recognise the role of the arts in developing these contributions to human development and expression. Ashley Primary School pupils are entitled to high quality arts input both from our own staff and from visiting or locally based practitioners. This includes access to all the elements of the arts: Art, Craft and Design, Drama, Music and Dance.