The Creative Arts Department consists of Art, Drama and Music. The department is led by Mrs Keenan who teaches Art along with Mr Drew, Drama is led by Mrs White and Music by Mr Parker, supported with our team of instrumental teachers. It is a vibrant part of the school community with many students opting for creative subjects at GCSE. We offer a broad curriculum exploring many different creative arts.
At lunch times, all students are welcome to work on their artwork with their teacher if they are available. KS4 students can often be found extending their coursework studies. KS3 students can work on their sketchbooks or on independent projects, music students are often found rehearsing in the practice rooms and our KS3 drama club is well attended.
The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy, according to new figures released in 2016 by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. This growth is up 8.9 per cent from 2013 – almost double the pace of the UK economy as a whole. Employers, colleges and universities state that ‘Creativity’ is a key feature that they look for when interviewing young people. This is not just practical skills but a way of thinking, questioning and problem solving; studying a creative subject at school helps students learn these valuable skills.