We love the opportunity to be our own creative individuals, express our feelings and emotions and develop our knowledge of media and techniques. As a result, our overriding aim in the Art and Design department is to teach students the necessary skills & tools needed to be able to express themselves in various creative responses. They will learn to think and act as artists, crafts people & designers, working imaginatively and intelligently. Students will learn to use various tools and resources to develop and stretch their artistic skills and subject knowledge.

Please click below for the full Art and Design Curriculum Maps which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail. Also available is other useful information about the Art and Design department.


Art Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Art Curriculum Narrative and Map.

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Photography Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Art Example Schemes of Learning

Year 7, Year 10 and Year 12 Example Schemes of Learning

Year 7 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 10 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 12 Example Scheme of Learning

Photography Example Schemes of Learning

Year 10 and Year 11 Example Schemes of Learning

Year 10 Example Scheme of Learning

Year 11 Example Scheme of Learning

Art Knowledge Organisers

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

Year 7 Art Knowledge Organiser

Year 8 Art Knowledge Organiser

Year 9 Art Knowledge Organiser


Staff Contacts

Staff Name Role Email
Mrs A McGarvey Head of Department mcgarvey@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr J Navaratnam Photography Co-ordinator navaratnam@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr M Williams Head of Year 9 williams_m@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Miss N Cole Art Technician cole_n@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk



Our Art rooms are open during breaks, and before and after school, to allow students wishing to improve their skills, or who enjoy the subject, to work alongside targeted Gifted & Talented students. We are regularly involved in whole school events such as designing and creating decorations for the Senior Citizens’ party, school productions and other events such as Book Mark competitions in collaboration with the library. We also collaborate with other schools as much as possible and an example of this enrichment would be an Artist in residence project which we completed in collaboration with Shaftesbury High School and local primary schools.

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