The teaching of ADT at Kenton College provides a rigorous creative environment, where the multiplicity of art, design and making activities are experienced in order to develop perceptual skills and lead to visual and tactile sensitivity.

Art, Design and Technology education should be a progressive course to develop an understanding of ADT as laid down in the National Curriculum. The course should encourage pupils to discover the depth and significance of art, craft and design within both their own or other cultures past and present. Pupils are encouraged to learn about art, artists, crafts, designers, materials and making through investigation, designing, creating and evaluating. Where practical visits to exhibitions and workshops are made. A resident artist has been given a space at Kenton College to develop artwork alongside the pupils, thus giving pupils the opportunity to experience a professional artistic work environment and methodology. We have created a sculpture garden and look forward to the creation of our second sculpture to placed alongside our inaugural metal sculpture. It will be exciting to see how this grows over the years.

This year we look forward to our annual Art Exhibition which gives our pupils the opportunity to celebrate and encourage the diverse artistic talents that we have at Kenton. This gives the opportunity for those with particular skills to partake in a professional exhibition. The Art Exhibition also provides the larger community to contribute an artwork to be exhibited alongside the pupils. 


Our Christmas Card and Illustrated Writing Competitions enters their third year and this is another avenue for all Kenton pupils to participate. 


"....your only real responsibility as an artist is to get lost in and follow your obsessions as far as they go, because anything besides that is copying someone else or doing something that is not true to yourself."


Sam Beam (singer, songwriter


To provide a broad based curriculum, which allows all pupils the opportunity to develop skills for:


  • 1.Confident self-expression

  • 2.The application of visual and tactile techniques to create images and artifacts

  • 3.Development of new ideas, concepts and attitudes

  • 4.The appreciation of artists and artistic styles.


In order to attain the aims for ADT the objectives are as follows:

  • 1.To nurture creativity and self-expression

  • 2.To create a well planned safe and stimulating environment for pupils.

  • 3.Guide pupil's decision making in seeking appropriate solutions.

  • 4.To stimulate ideas and discussion among pupils.

  • 5.To teach the pupils to use and care for the equipment and facilities correctly.

  • 6.To help the pupils discover and explore links between ADT and other subjects.

  • 7.To encourage pupils to be able to engage in both individual and group projects


Kenton College Preparatory School