Design and Technology

“High-quality design and technology education makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.”

The Primary National Curriculum Framework 2014


Our design and technology curriculum aims to introduce pupils to a wide range of technologies, from mechanisms to textiles and food technology, including gardening.

It overlaps both computing and art in many aspects. Learning sequences are linked to other curriculum topics as well; this helps pupils to understand the relevance of their learning and to embed knowledge.


Design and technology is taught in as practical a manner as possible. Pupils are encouraged to explore existing products and designs, before learning specific skills such as joining techniques, which are then applied to a final product.

Download the Design and Technology Curriculum