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Design Technology

Our DT curriculum programme starts in the primary department and is designed to provide technological learning experiences which stimulate interest and enjoyment through experimentation and play.

This ‘play’ is all about solving problems, starting to use tools, developing psychomotor skills and beginning to use technological language.


As pupils progress the curriculum becomes more formal and structured. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems, within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’needs, wants and values. Pupils are taught to select and use appropriate tools safely and effectively to make a product.

The school has a well-equipped Design & Technology workshop with tools and resourses specifically designed or adapted to maximise accessibility, safety and enjoyment.

When pupils enter the upper school, the majority formalise their learning with accreditations from the OCR and AQA examination boards.