At Grinling Gibbons, Design and Technology provides the perfect opportunity for children to combine their problem-solving skills and their creativity, to develop initial design ideas into real-life objects and products.
Children are encouraged to use their imagination to create and develop new ideas by exploring the following core design processes:

  • Design
  • Make
  • Evaluate
  • Use of technical knowledge

Children are taught a range of skills, including the safe use of appropriate tools, which they can then apply across a range of design contexts.

Links with Local Secondary School

To support our food Technology teaching, we have partnered with Deptford Green Secondary School’s Design Technology Department, and use their kitchens and design rooms to deliver our sessions. This exposes children to a wealth of facilities that can give them opportunities to further develop their skills

Please view Grinling Gibbons DT Curriculum Map below


Two students discussing their DT project
Boy completing his DT project
“An inventor’s path is chorused with groans, riddled with fist-banging and punctuated by head scratches.”

James Dyson Inventor

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Grinling Vision

Aspirational, Brave, Compassionate, Determined and Enlightened are the anchors of our life at Grinling Gibbons Primary School

Illustration of Girl flying kite