Mission Statement

At its core, the development and promotion of the Arts is central to the shared belief across the Department and Creative Arts Faculty, of raising achievement , enrichment and engagement for all through inspirational cultural, artistic and performance experiences regardless of starting point, gender,  socio economic circumstance or location . Through the study and practise of the visual arts, we aim to instil in students a voice to communicate their views of the world through a range of mediums, given them a platform to share, create, discuss, debate and flourish within all Arts disciplines.

Courses Offered & Unit Work

GCSE Art, Craft & Design

Unit Work

Department Highlights

Art Clubs

Sixth Form life Drawing

Skills workshops

Arts Mark Gold

Arts Award Bronze, Silver & Gold

A Level exhibition

Competitions and various exhibitions as required

Useful websites

The National Gallery

The Tate Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery


Tyne and Wear Museums



Staff Contact List

Mrs R Brown (Head of Department & Head of Creative Arts Faculty)


Mr R Hay (Art & Photography and PGCE Mentor)

Miss Jennie Hynes (Teacher of Art & Photography)

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