Henri Matisse

Welcome to the Art department!

Here at the academy you will have the opportunity to learn and experience a wide range of different types of art,  designed to develop your skills in practical techniques and also your theoretical knowledge.

We have an exciting and varied curriculum planned that teaches a huge array of skills from basic drawing and painting techniques, all the way through to using different 3D materials and photographic skills.  We also study  different artists and crafts makers from across the world and from different time periods throughout history.

Even if you haven’t delved into the world of art much up to now, you have  a variety of chances in Years 7 and 8 to experience different types of art that will build your confidence and help you to succeed.

Our aim is to give you the opportunity to explore all that Art has to offer, and we have an amazing team who are excited to welcome you. 

Meet the staff:

Your learning journey

Take a look below at the learning journey you will go through in Year 7,  Year 8 and Year 9 Art lessons. 

You will choose your GCSE Options in the spring of Year 9. You can choose Art GCSE and Photography GCSE.

Key words

In Art lessons, we want to develop the way you look at and talk about art - check out these key word mats that we use in lessons to talk about and write about pieces of art.

Transition Video.mp4

Click on the video to meet the Art team and see some of the amazing work that our students have been creating

Art Club

Fancy learning some new and exciting art techniques outside of lesson, or getting involved in creating props and scenery for our annual show? 

Miss Esmail and Ms Smith lead Art Club after school

Careers in Art

Not sure what you can do with Art? Take a look at just some of the amazing careers you could get into by studying Art.