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Art and Design

Ethos of the Department

Art and Design occupies a unique place within the school curriculum. Learning in Art provides ways of perceiving and understanding the world in a wholly visual context. The ability to understand and make sense of what we see is essential in a world that relies increasingly on direct visual communication. We encourage the enjoyment of Art & Design through exploring ideas and responding in a manner that is creative and personal.

Pupils and students engage in stimulating and challenging tasks carried out in a creative and supportive learning environment that fosters independent enquiry. We aim to identify and develop the natural abilities of pupils by creating opportunities for their personal growth through investigating and developing ideas, experimenting with media and techniques, and realising their intentions in work of a practical nature.

Teaching Staff

Mr P Dryland (Head of Art)
Mr D Dryland
Mrs L Williamson
Mrs S Roberts

Key Facts

  • Boys are taught by well qualified, experienced specialist staff
  • There are two light and airy art rooms, a graphics studio and two large sixth form studios (with individual work spaces)
  • The Department has a high take-up and a long tradition of producing excellent results at A-Level and GCSE
  • A high proportion of our students go on to study Art & Design or related subjects at colleges of art and universities
  • Art Club, holiday workshops, trips to London galleries and presentations by professional artists and designers
  • The end of year exhibition includes work from all GCSE and A-Level students
  • Art Club, holiday workshops, trips to London galleries and presentations by professional artists and designers