We have a highly and diversely accomplished team of art teachers, several of whom are practicing artists. They are committed to developing pupils’ practical ability and technique across a range of media from painting and drawing to textile work, ceramics, installations and digital design, in addition to growing their knowledge of the theory and history of art. Pupils are also strongly encouraged to initiate their own projects, whether in a lesson context or as an extra-curricular activity, as it is often when personal intellectual curiosity is worked out aesthetically that the most outstanding work is produced.
Observation and appreciation of the work of others is also encouraged and the wealth of galleries and museums within easy reach of the school serves as an invaluable asset. Our A Level artists and art historians in particular find it most advantageous to study at the nearby Tate, National and Courtauld Galleries.