Primary schools

The National Gallery offers a range of Gallery experiences, projects and resources for primary schools. The Gallery also offers CPD training for primary teachers. Maximise the potential of the National Gallery Collection for your pupils.

Free tailor-made Gallery sessions

You can book a free session tailored to the needs of your group. We also offer sessions for students with special needs.

Sessions for primary schools

Take One Picture

The National Gallery's Take One Picture scheme focuses on a painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms.

Each year the Gallery displays a selection of schools' work in the Take One Picture exhibition. Find out how to get involved, or explore the free resources.

Visit the Take One Picture website

Continuing Professional Development

The Gallery offers a programme of continuing professional development for primary teachers.

Initial Teacher Education

The National Gallery offers free Gallery sessions for ITE students. The Gallery also works with several colleges to provide placements for trainee teachers.

Find out more on the National Gallery ITE website

Free teachers' resources

Find out more how you can incorporate a National Gallery painting into your lessons. Use our teachers' resources for inspiration.

Education private views

Enjoy the National Gallery’s range of exhibitions for free at our exclusive Education Private Views.

  • Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances we are no longer able to run the 'Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900' private view. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause. Further dates will be advertised on our website when they have been confirmed. 

See full list of exhibitions

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