Welcome to West Moors Middle School. Best middle school results in Dorset for Greater Depth: 33% (compared with an average of 21% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Writing. and 26% (compared with an average of 22% across all schools in Dorset) of children attained Greater Depth in Maths. Virtual Open Event- Thinking about your child joining us in September 2022? Please visit our Admissions page to view our virtual tours.

Art, Design and Technology


Art is all around us in our day to day lives, both in the community and in the world as a whole. ​At West Moors Middle School, modern artists are appreciated alongside the more traditional who still influence our lives today. Not only do we teach our children about the potential artists of the future, but we are also helping them to develop an appreciation of the visual world around them through a balance of skills based teaching, creative encouragement and experimentation. All our children get the opportunity to be taught by a Specialist Art Teacher and work in our purpose built art studio.

During their time at school, children are given the opportunity to develop their skills in using a variety of 2D and 3D materials: oil pastels to acrylic paints; papier mâché to clay; and printing to photography. 

Big Ideas Curriculum Map for Art- click here

Design Technology

Who designs iPhones? How are they manufactured? The answer?  Probably somebody who loved their Design and Technology lessons in school! Starting in year 5, pupils begin to develop the skills that enable them to design and make increasingly more sophisticated products as they work their way through to year 8. We encourage the application of skills learnt in English, Maths, Science and Art, developing and combining them to give our pupils a real taste of how everyday objects are designed and made. In addition, we promote STEM opportunities, working with Bournemouth University to deliver STEM workshops to children.

Most of all, in the Design and Technology Department, we all succeed. Everybody designs, everybody makes, everybody learns and every one is a problem solver.

Big Ideas Curriculum Map for Design Technology - click here

Useful DT Websites


This website contains numerous information sheets and exercises to enhance the study, understanding and teaching of design and technology


Find out about young engineers, it is worth your while!


Graphics and logo generator.


An online Art Appreciation platform for students.


Virtual gallery of classic and contemporary painting, sculpture, as well as art critique, reviews, and links.