Art and Design

The school has a proud tradition over many years of excellence in the Arts. The Art and Design department has a large teaching area, divided into 2 classrooms, with a wide range of materials and equipment for pupils to access. Students follow a diverse curriculum at KS3 and are able to further develop their talents through extra curricular activities.


Qualifications available.

  • AQA GCSE Art, Craft and Design
  • AQA GCSE Textile Design


We offer a rich and varied course for each year group and frequently update according to new curriculum innovations. Below is a list of some of the courses on offer:

Art and Design Grade Descriptors
Year 7 Art and Design POS
Year 8 Art Design POS
Year 9 Art Design POS
Art and Design KS4 Curriculum




  • There is an Arts trail around the school that is constantly being added to by pupils, staff and artists.
  • Pupils have opportunities to extend their learning outside the classroom on various trips to galleries and other relevant locations.
  • Pupils have opportunities to work with practicing Artists in workshops in school and out of school.
  • Art Club.
  • Pupils work is exhibited throughout the year and there is an end of year celebration open to the public.


Three things you can do to help your child


  1. Ask your child about their learning in school and about the opportunities available.
  2. Improve your child’s cultural experiences by encouraging them to visit Art exhibitions or search about Art on the internet.
  3. Encourage your child to practice their Art and Design skills at home.