A hub for the production and exchange of ideas
Art and Design is a vital element in our boys' development and is compulsory for all boys up to and including the Third Form. The Department is dynamic and progressive, engaging boys in a variety of artistic media and creative experiences. It allows them to develop their imagination, curiosity and engagement with the world around them.
The importance of Art and Design is celebrated in diverse displays and exhibitions throughout the School. The highlight of the year is the Summer Show where GCSE and A-Level students display their ambitious and exciting works.
The studios and workshops are superbly equipped to teach painting and drawing, print-making, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and digital media. A design and technology workshop encourages sophisticated design projects from the youngest boys upwards. Among the Department's staff are professional practising artists who offer boys a window onto the working world of art and design, and encourage them to engage with modern ways of thinking.
The School is within easy reach of a number of galleries including Tate Modern, The Barbican, The Courtauld, the Hayward Galleries, The National Gallery and The National Portrait Gallery. We take full advantage of our position in the heart of London to prepare boys for future careers in the creative industries. Each year a number of our Sixth Form students go on to study at Art Schools such as Central St Martins, Kingston, Chelsea and Camberwell. Others go on to study at Schools of Architecture such as world renowned The Bartlett (University of London), Cambridge and Glasgow.
Boys are encouraged to explore ideas, be curious and imaginative and experience the subject through their creative and practical skills.