The Art department offers excellent facilities; four purpose built studios, one of which is a ceramic studio, a fully equipped darkroom and a dedicated Sixth Form area and exhibiting space. The department also benefits from an ICT area where pupils have open access to Adobe Photoshop and other industry standard graphics packages. There is an extensive range of books and periodicals in the Art Library with a reading and resource area available for pupils during lessons and at lunchtime and after school.
The studios are available during lunchtimes for pupils to continue their coursework, complete homework or experiment with materials. The teaching staff and the Sixth Form also offer a range of Art Clubs.
Trips & Visits
The Art department offers exciting and varied opportunities to experience Art outside of the school walls. These include trips to London galleries and museums throughout the school year as well as the Sixth Form attending talks and lectures by internationally renowned artists and designers.
In Enrichment week, which is held in June each year, pupils from Year 9 are invited to join a 5-day study tour. This visit provides an excellent opportunity for the pupils to experience and soak up another culture. Whilst on the trip the girls record their experiences visually in a sketchbook. Recent overseas trips have included residential visits to Venice, Rome and Amsterdam.