Art & Design

Headline Information

Our GCSE results were the best ever for A-C grades.
100% Pass Rate for all students.
We achieved 78% A-C grades showing we stretch and support students to develop practical skills imaginatively.

Department Information

Three spacious specialist art rooms, fully equipped and well lit.
Specialist ceramic facilities and printmaking equipment.
For examination course we have trips locally and to galleries in Cambridge and London to enrich the course and inspire students by seeing original works of art & design.

We have an Art Club every Thursday after school to extend the able and keen.

We organise booster sessions to support those that need extra coaching.

Workshops for the talented are led by specialists to fully engage students in the creative process.

Comments from the examination board:

GCSE: “The pupils were supported by skills-led tasks that allowed them to develop a variety of techniques including tonal drawing, ceramics, painting, printing, assemblage, and photography”.

“Students were able to quickly develop, review and refine their ideas through creative research, experimentation and exploration of materials and techniques learnt during the course”.

AS: “The students showed enthusiasm and engagement with the creative process…Work journals were exciting and reflected structured skills development”.

A2: “There was a vigour and enthusiasm in what were universally highly personal bodies of work”.


Allan Kavanagh - Head of Art & Design and Teacher of Art & Design
Paul Alexis - Head of Photography and teacher of Photography, Art and Design
Sue Lambert - Teacher of Art & Design