Co-curricular activities in Art include Textiles Club and ‘Open Studios’ where Senior School pupils of all ages are able to make use of a wide range of materials to finish artworks started in class or simply to experiment with unfamiliar processes and techniques. GCSE clinics and individual tutorials are also offered, together with life drawing and interview practice for Sixth Form pupils planning to take their study of Art and Design forward to Higher Education.
Visiting artists are regularly invited to share unusual approaches and techniques with our younger pupils. GCSE Art pupils benefit from Saturday workshops in the Autumn Term and our Summer School Art activities are open to everyone.
Pupils also benefit from art gallery and museum visits as well as attending talks by internationally renowned contemporary artists such as Grayson Perry or Cornelia Parker. Sixth Form Art Scholars provide impressive graphic design for House and School events.
Design and Technology
Co-curricular clubs in DT are available to all year groups and include guided projects such as simple furniture and jewellery design. Computing Club collaborates with Design and Technology and has developed Raspberry Pi coding projects.
GCSE Design and Technology pupils annually visit the Design Museum and all pupils are encouraged to make the most of our facilities, after school and in free periods, to develop their Science-based or sculpture projects.