An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail
- Mrs N Cotton
- Head of Art and Assistant Head teacher
- Mrs I Clifton
- Teacher of Art (Responsibility for Art and Design Key Stage 3)
- Miss F Bennett
- Art Technician
The aim of the computing department;
Our aim is to, help all pupils ENJOY ART, help all pupils to develop their creative potential to the full and create LOVELY ART WORK, Help pupils to UNDERSTAND OTHER ARTISTS and develop an appreciation of the AMAZING VISUAL WORLD around them!
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|In year 7 we focus on colour and recording through drawing, painting, printmaking, ICT and ceramics. During this year we aim to build foundations through examining the formal relationships in art making, e.g. line, tone, colour and texture.||In year 8 we continue to build on these formal foundations and encourage students to consider responding personally to subject matter, political and social issues and historical conventions.||n Year 9 we aim to prepare students for GCSE level through deeper and more extended personal units. Students achieve this through in depth practical work in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics and design, the emphasis is on experimenting and exploring a wide range of media. Threaded throughout this stage is learning about the work of ancient to contemporary artists and these form a central role throughout this period of foundation learning.|
Gifted and Talented
Students identified as Gifted and Talented in Art have demonstrated a particular flair or ability in a different area of Art, this could be drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture. In recognising them, we aim to offer them the opportunity to be challenged and given the opportunity to further develop their ability both in their timetabled lessons and in extra-curricular activities.
- Weekly Art clubs for KS3/4/5
- Opportunities to work with local artists and workshops
- Participation in Art Exhibition both inside and outside school
- Focussed workshops for key groups
We run a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for students. There are regular lunchtime and afterschool clubs. All students are welcome to develop specialist art skills and use a range of different materials. We also offer gallery visits to London and Cambridge galleries throughout all stages.