dot-art Schools School Competition - Voting Open!

"dot-art Schools in partnership with Edge Hill University are inviting the public to vote online as part of their annual art competition to find the region’s best young artists.  All of the entries have been created by young artists from schools across the region. A judging panel of respected arts professionals have shortlisted the top three entries from each participating school"

The online public vote is open now until Sunday 1st May, and it would be appreciated if you would follow the link below and vote for our Archers Brook pupils who have been shortlisted. Please feel free to share the link so we can get as many votes as possible!



Pupils benefit from well-designed opportunities to develop their historical knowledge and skills, including their chronological understanding, through learning about important aspects of local, national and world events and the histories of cultures other than their own.

Opportunities to study different themes and issues across time are combined with well-planned in-depth studies, to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of history and why studying it matters.

Pupils’ experiences are tailored, wherever possible, to meet their individual needs, interests and aspirations and they experience a range of innovative inputs, including visual media and appropriate texts.

The curriculum provides constant opportunities for discovery and challenge, for developing a sense of curiosity about the past and for pupils to take greater responsibility for their learning.


Teachers have a firm knowledge of the subject and ensure students enjoy a wide curriculum. Assessment is used to help embed knowledge, check understanding and inform teaching.

The Art Department is a calm and welcoming environment which focuses on students. Teaching is designed to help students remember the long term content and we teach how to refine these design skills.


At Archers Brook we ensure that pupils are offered a broad and varied art education which allows the pupils to develop an in depth understanding of the subject. We aim to allow the pupils to practice their skills and to always work to the best of their ability, encouraging creativity and commitment in an outstanding setting.

The Art Department at Archers Brook offers the pupils the chance to work on a variety of themes and to explore many different media with creativity.


For Key stage three, pupils work for one hourly lesson (plus one further half hour session). The curriculum work includes:

Year 7:

  • Van Gogh – painting skills
  • Zen tangle art
  • Buildings in the environment – Hunterwasser and Gaudi
  • Comic strip design
  • Portraits – Picasso
  • Environment – sea life

Year 8:

  • Graffiti art
  • Doodle art – Jon Burgerman
  • Textiles – Ugly Dolls
  • Henri Rousseau – animals
  • Painting techniques
  • African art – masks

Year 9:

  • Journeys – Aboriginal art
  • Gustav Klimt – tree of life
  • Natural forms – the world around us
  • Aztec and Mayan art
  • Steam Punk


For Key stage four pupils work for two separate hourly lessons (plus one further half hour session). The curriculum work includes:

Year 10 and 11 GCSE Art and Design:

  • Pop art
  • Natural forms
  • Day of the Dead
  • Egyptian art
  • Final exam

Latest Art Projects - March 2023


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June Sedgwick | School Business Manager

0151 832 6600


At Archers Brook School we recognise the importance of building safe, supportive relationships with the children, young people and families that we work with. By applying the principles of Our Way of Working we celebrate our settings ability to apply a trauma informed approach.

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