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Art is a hugely important area of the curriculum and it fits very neatly alongside the boys’ other creative studies. Studying art stimulates creativity and imagination and provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences with which pupils can recognise and develop their unique way of understanding and responding to the world. They learn to make informed value judgements and to appreciate aspects of cultures very different from their own.


A visiting specialist teacher delivers the curriculum in the art studio and each class has weekly lessons.  Activities include a broad range of topics, 2D and 3D themes, motifs, experiences, elements and procedures. Sequenced lessons aim to help pupils make consistent progress and to maximise their potential within the allocated time. Just as important, however, is that the studio is open all hours and boys who are keen are encouraged to make use of the facility during their free time.

Our approach encourages pupils
  • to develop creativity and imagination through a wide range of activities
  • to explore and develop ideas and to record from first-hand observation, life experience and from imagination
  • to develop the ability to select their own ideas to use in their art work
  • to improve their ability to control materials, tools and techniques
  • to become more confident in using visual and tactile elements, materials and processes to communicate what they see, feel and think
  • to increase critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures
  • to demonstrate an enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts and a knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers
  • to evaluate and develop their work
  • to demonstrate confidence, creativity and self-expression.