We aim to challenge pupils to be imaginative, to express themselves but also to hone their problem-solving skills.
We do this through a rich and varied programme of timetabled and enrichment opportunities, exploring themes and ideas, materials, and processes – encouraging both high standards and enjoyment. Downsend has creativity at its heart, and this can really be seen in our Design and Technology Studios. Comprising of Food Technology, Textiles, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Product Design our curriculum builds problem-solving, collaboration, creativity and digital skills. Each studio is fully equipped with lasercutters, sublimation ovens and table-top machines and is led by a passionate, experienced team.
Art takes place in our specialist Art Studios where pupils develop the skills to express ideas through a variety of media, learning specialist techniques and an artistic vocabulary, and the ability to appreciate and understand art from wide range of genres.