At Drake, we are building a culture where art is for everyone.
We will ensure that art is a joyful, engaging and inclusive experience that provides every child with the knowledge, skills and experiences needed to develop their artistic potential and find their own identity as an artist. Children will become disciplined about their own work – striving for quality, being proud of what they do and developing the persistence to keep improving.
We will inspire children to have a curiosity for the subject and a respect for the role that art, design and craft may play in any person’s life, our community, our economy and the wider world: past, present and future.
We will support our children to develop an understanding of art and design, and the language of an artist to be able to talk knowledgeably and critically about their work and the work of others.
We will enable our children to see themselves reflected in the artists, designs and craft- makers we study, and encounter inspirational and aspirational creative works and role models that reflect the world in all its diversity.
We intend to inspire artists, designers and crafter makers of the future.