“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso

Mrs E Searby – Head of Department

Mr G Pennick – Head of Department (Maternity Cover)

Mrs S Meader
Miss S Porritt
Mrs J Smithson – Head of Photography
Mrs Y Stewart
Mrs A Carney – Art Technician

Mrs A Morales-Art Technician

A wide variety of artwork is shown around the school on a permanent basis. There are also major displays in October for Open Day and in July for A level students.

The Art department provides an environment which nurtures and actively encourages creativity and talent.  Practical work develops through an ethos of praise and constructive dialogue between student and teacher. Students are exposed to a wide range of media and techniques and develop their appreciation of art through the generation of their own work and through the opportunity to see artwork in gallery settings. All students are encouraged to have ownership of their ideas and work, developing work with guidance from the teacher.