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Work in a mature and focused environment – and unleash the wilder side of your imagination. You'll have the freedom to produce your own images and artefacts using a wide range of techniques, along with your own, specialist art vocabulary.

Find inspiration

In our Art Department, you'll find expertise in painting, photography, drawing, printing, graphics, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, fibre arts, fashion, three-dimensional design and alternative media, so there are plenty of areas to explore.

Skills-based workshops are provided weekly, led by specialist art practitioners, visiting artists and our artist in residence. 

Work in a dynamic setting

Our Visual Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art facility with its own Year 12 study area and Year 13 studio.

It feels more like an art college than a school – and is a space which allows you to work outside scheduled lessons, as well as promoting an interdisciplinary approach to art. 

You'll also have access to our specialist print room, textiles studio, fine art studio, an ICT media suite, sculpture room, two kilns and a small art library. We also have our own exhibition space, which can be used for life drawing classes. 

Create your future

Many of our students apply successfully to world famous art colleges and academic institutions, such as Central St Martins, the Courtauld Institute and Chelsea School of Art.

Degree courses embarked on vary from architecture, fine art and art history to fashion/costume design and illustration. We can provide full support throughout the application process and offer advice from our art-based careers library, which focuses on higher education.

Open studio sessions after school, national and international trips and evening classes will also help your studies.


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