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: Photography

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



The Design Museum

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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