Nurturing artistic talent.
Confidence. Creativity. Imagination. All of these are essential skills for life, and all are developed here through the Arts.
In Year 7 and 8, High School students experience Music, Art and Drama within the timetable, giving them the chance to try everything and discover their passions. Following this they can begin to specialise in their favourites as they move up the school, eventually having the opportunity to study their favourites at GCSE or A Level if they so choose. Alongside these lessons they can pursue any of their particular artistic interests further at lunchtimes and after school through our extensive co-curricular programme.
Some students learn an instrument and join an orchestra, choir or band. Others participate in drama productions, either on stage or behind the scenes. Students may be interested in laying down tracks in the recording studio or helping to paint the annual art department mural. With excellent printing and clay facilities, SLR cameras and an IT suite with Photoshop and graphics tablets, there is something for every budding artist too. We offer encouragement to all students in exploring the Arts and finding a creative outlet for each individual.
Our purpose-built facilities gives students a wealth of opportunities to explore new experiences and develop their skills in a supportive environment.
Our Music Department is a busy hub at the heart of the cultural life of the school. Housed in the Lady Carol Djanogly Music School at the front of the site, we are fortunate in having excellent facilities which include a Recital Hall, three academic classrooms, a recording studio and a large number of individual music practice rooms.
Our Art Department consists of 3 fully equipped Art rooms, a gallery space and a designated Sixth Form Art studio. We have extensive facilities including a purpose built print area, ceramic studio and digital art facilities too.
Students interested in Drama will spend lots of time in our fully-equipped drama studio. We are also lucky enough to have a 240-seat proscenium arch theatre in our Founder Hall, allowing our thespians to tread the boards and our stagehands to help with set design, sound and lighting.