The staff at Blundell's Preparatory School believe that the study of art places an important emphasis upon our pupils' creative and emotional development. Art in our school makes a major contribution to these aspects of education as well as to the spiritual and cultural development of pupils. In our school there is an ethos that values imagination, inspiration and contemplation and encourages pupils to ask questions about meaning and purpose. Art has a key role in the creation of this ethos born through practical experience and in its critical and historical aspects. Cultural development is central to pupils' art education and will develop their creative and aesthetic skills and experience through working with a variety of media and in response to and in the study of the work of artists, craftworkers and designers from a wide range of cultures and contexts, times and places.