Departmental Objective:

“The Artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work”.
Emile Zola, writer.

"Art and Design is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality”.
Quentin Blake, children's illustrator.

Art is an exciting and engaging subject. The Art Department aims to establish a positive and mutually supportive environment in which pupils are able to express their ideas and concepts in a confident and constructive manner.


There are two teachers, who bring their own expertise, ambitious ideas and sense of enjoyment to the department and our curriculum.

The Art Studio is a purpose built space featuring:

    • One large teaching room split into two sections - KS3 and KS4
    • Ten computers
    • A4 colour printer
    • Smart board
    • Three-dimensional area
    • Ceramic area with potter’s wheels, kilns and ceramic facilities
    • Textile-art area with a sewing machine
    • Art library housing a comprehensive range of books and journals
    • Painting and printing facilities
    • Exhibition area


Extra Curricular Activities - Regular booster sessions are run after school fro GCSE students to continue with their portfolio.

Trips -  The Art Department organises trips for students at KS4 relating to specific projects.

Links with Universities -  Every year GCSE students visit the Art Degree Show of Manchester Metropolitan University.