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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.  

View Galleries 

Latest News

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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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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Sixth Form History of Art Trip to Roche Court

Fifteen A-level Art History pupils, from both L6 and U6 spent an exciting afternoon out at Roche Court Sculpture Park. After so long without school trips, it was a breath of fresh air - both figuratively and literally!

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