The Art Department has a set of clear aims and objectives:-



Lower School (Years 7-9) 

Pupils engage in art, craft and design in the contemporary world and from different times and cultures. They use a wide range of both traditional and up to the minute media and technology working both in two and three dimensions. The girls have hour long lessons per week.

Upper School (Years 10 and 11)

GCSE Pupils are following the AQA Art and Design, Fine Art syllabus. Years 10 and 11 have five, hour long lessons over two weeks.

Sixth Form

A Level Fine Art 

Pupils are following the AQA, Art and Design Fine Art Syllabus. The girls are taught nine (one hour long) periods over two weeks and are expected to work at least six hours independently in the studio each week.


Art clubs for all year groups are offered at lunchtime on Tuesday and Thursday and afterschool Art surgeries for GCSE and A level students. The girls also can go to a student led manga art club.

Pupils are encouraged to enter various competitions throughout the year. Last year the girls participated in:

​Girls may also work in the studios during their study periods and by agreement after school to develop their coursework and portfolios.

Day trips to art galleries and museums are offered to Years 9/10/11/12/13.

The annual Art & Design exhibition displays both GCSE and A level work and a selection of KS3 work is in the Summer Term (as well as, Junior, Nursery and Reception too).

The school successfully meets its aim to instil in its pupils “a real thirst for learning.”

ISI Report 2012
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