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Art & Design

The Art School is housed separately to the main school in a spacious building at the bottom of the drive.  Central to the site is the exhibition area which hosts a wide range of work of artistic merit from both pupils and guest artists.  At the end of year the Summer Exhibition showcases the work of all our A Level and GCSE students and a pinnacle event in the school calendar.

Outside of lesson time, there are numerous opportunities for pupils to enjoy Art & Design, be that in organised clubs or at times when the DT Block and Art School are open for individual work.

A wide ranging art programme is offered to all pupils including: painting and drawing, relief printing, sculpture and ceramics. History of Art is taught as an integral part of the course throughout all year groups and its' influence is reflected in pupils' work at every stage. Art has a high profile within the School and this is reflected in the prominence given to displays of pupils' work.

In the Design and Technology (DT) Department, pupils have the opportunity to experiment with computer-aided design (CAD) software and computer numerically controlled (CNC) manufacturing processes such as milling, turning, routing and laser-cutting. It is a subject where problem solving, planning, development, communication and presentation come together with research and independent thinking to create a strong combination of skills for everyday work and life.

Our pupils learn to examine, process and record information in different ways and form their own visual language – tools that will prove useful in their academic, sporting and commercial lives.

David Jolly, Head of Design and Technology

Art Galleries

We hope that you enjoy looking at some of our pupil's art work.  

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Latest News

The pupils who entered the Articulation competition 2023

Our Upper Sixth History of Art students have recently competed in the internal heats of the ARTiculation public speaking competition. All our speakers were wonderful: articulate, inspiring, well informed, eloquent and entertaining.

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DT students impress at Christmas pop-up shop
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The Lower Sixth Design and Technology students did not disappoint at their annual Christmas pop-up shop, where a multitude of different items were designed, created and sold in aid of the school charity. 

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ARTiculation 2022

Our Upper Sixth History of Art students have recently competed in the internal heats of the ARTiculation public speaking competition.

Lower Sixth DT students visit Benchmark

Lower Sixth Form pupils studying DT at A Level visited a world leading furniture making business for a tour of the showroom, workshops and design studio and a chance to meet the design team.

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ARTiculation winner announced!

Following the heats hosted by the History of Art department for the ARTiculation public speaking competition, we are delighted to confirm Mea (Upper Sixth) as the winner.

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