The Art Department prides itself on providing our students with a wide range of opportunities in a highly creative environment with outstanding facilities.

Skill development, creative thinking and independent learning are integral and pupils explore their artwork and ideas using a wide range of media, processes and methods.

Along with the study of Art and Culture from antiquity to the modern day, pupils build their technique and skill base through media experimentation and problem solving. While traditional skills and life drawing are taught, the emphasis is firmly on the individual and fostering artistic and experimental growth. Pupils are encouraged to find their own voice in an atmosphere of excellence and high expectations.

The Art Department is an extremely well equipped environment that allows the gifted and passionate to excel. We have outstanding results and each year a third of our Sixth Form artists go on to study related subjects at Art School or University.

Experiencing works of art first hand is an important part of learning. As well as attending talks by practising artists, museum and gallery visits in the UK, Europe and New York are a regular part of the courses that we offer.