Design Technology

At St Mary's we believe that 'design and 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 makes an essential contribution to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.' (The National Curriculum in England Framework Document (DfE) 2014)

We strive to provide a design technology curriculum that all pupils will find enjoyable as well as understanding the relevance of their lessons. Class teachers will provide interesting, relevant, purposeful and differentiated lessons based on real-life experiences, wherever possible, in a structured well ordered classroom environment.

Our Aims

  • To ensure that all pupils develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • To ensure that all pupils build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users

  • To ensure that all pupils critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.

  • To ensure that all pupils understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.



Get In Touch...

Infant Site

Victoria Rd,


Merseyside, WA12 9RX

Business Manager:

Mrs J Morris

Tel 01744 678357

Junior Site

Barn Way,


Merseyside, WA12 9QQ

Office Manager:

Mrs K Corrigan

Tel 01744 678603