Work in a mature and focused environment –and develop your own viewpoints, perspectives and original voice. 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.
In our Art Department, you'll find expertise in painting, photography, drawing, printing, graphics, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, 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 Cambridge University for Architecture, Central St Martins for Foundation and Fine Art Degree, the Courtauld Institute for History of Art and Goldsmiths for Fine Art [Painting].
Degree courses embarked on vary from Architecture, Fine Art and Art history to fashion/costume design and illustration. One recent graduate is currently studying for a BA Hons degree in Virtual Reality! 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 you develop your studies.