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Design Technology

At North Downs Primary School, we believe that Design Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. 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.

They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. High-quality design and technology education make an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.

We, the staff, will ensure that all curriculum areas involved in Design Technology will work together to plan and deliver appropriate experience in a coherent and progressive programme of learning.

This will be achieved by a combination of discrete core input and cross-curricular involvement.


For further information regarding our Design Technology curriculum please contact Ms Gahan, our Subject Lead, by emailing