Staff members:

Mrs W Picken – Head of Department (specialist areas – Graphic Design and Printmaking)
Mr R Hall – Second in Department / Teacher of Art (specialist areas – Fine Art, Digital Media and Photography)
Mr R Warren – Assistant Headteacher /Teacher of Art (specialist area – Graphic Design)
Mr J Milroy – Teacher of Art (specialist areas – Fine Art and History of Art)
Miss D Weatherhead – Teacher of Art (specialist area – Graphic Design)
Miss C Hall – Teacher of Art (specialist area – Photography)
Miss P Taylor – Teacher of Art (specialist areas Fine Art and Graphic Design)


Our aim is to facilitate art activities in which no one can fail and everyone can reach their potential. The visual arts have an enormous impact on our lives. In the media, the environment and in our homes, art subtly influences and reflects our values, our sense of history and our expectations for the future. Art is a vital part of our culture and well being. We aim to provide an environment in which some students can develop their potential to the level where they can enter the creative arts professions through universities and colleges and where others can learn skills which will enhance their lives from this point forward.
Art and Design Teaching:

The Art department has six specialist rooms which are well equipped with a wide range of facilities including Adobe Photoshop, digital SLR cameras, 2 kilns, screen printing, intaglio printing press.

Key Stage 3:

Art and Design forms part of the National Curriculum and is offered to all Key Stage 3 pupils in hour long lessons taught three times per fortnight, always by subject specialists.

Key Stage 4:

The following are available as Key Stage 4 options:

GCSE – Fine Art
GCSE – Graphic Art

Key Stage 5:

The following are available as Key Stage 5 options:

AS/A2 – Fine Art
AS/A2 – Graphic Art
AS/A2 – Textiles
AS/A2 – Photography