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

KS3 National Curriculum - Art & Design

Unit Work

Department Highlights

Year 9 are actively encouraged to participate in a wide range of departmental, whole school, local and national projects to broaden their skills and understanding of Art & Design.

Recent project work has seen Year 9 students working with textile artists to produce a series of work for the annual Alnmouth Arts Festival, the development of Grayson Perry inspired artwork for the campaign for drawing and TEA, collaboration with English colleagues to create poetry inspired artwork for a national arts organisation, the development of scenery, props and artwork for the annual school play and musical.

Students are welcome in the department at any time both during and after school to continue with their creative journey or to seek support for their work.

Other highlights include:

Skills workshops

Arts Mark Gold

Arts Award Bronze, Silver & Gold

Competitions and various exhibitions as required

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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