It is the mission of the Department of Art and Design to provide each student with a strong foundation in the techniques and processes to produce visual art; to understand the historical importance that visual art has in human society; to assist students in the development of a personal approach to the making of visual art; and to allow students to incorporate new technologies into the process of creating visual art.

Year 7 girls begin with Natural Forms and Landscapes, then move into the genre of Portraiture, alongside pattern and fashion and working in collage and finally ‘Beautiful Things’ to develop a personal response to in their Final Year Examination. Their summer project is Surrealism and they are asked to visit the Tate Modern to see the paintings first hand.