Every child at Long Close receives a weekly hands-on art lesson from a specialist teacher. That applies even to the younger children at the school, who would be unlikely to enjoy such a benefit elsewhere. The school also boasts a dedicated art and Design Technology room for the use of older pupils – a space that quickly captures the imagination of visitors to our open mornings.

Visitors are also quick to notice how prominently we display artwork throughout the school, which reflects the value that we place on the creative efforts of our students. Our dedicated art teacher is always on the look-out for other ways to put the school’s talent on display.

Excellence in art is an after school club for passionate students. The club provides an opportunity to develop technical skills and explore various processes and techniques. Excellence in art also enables students to investigate a variety of different artists in order to gain ideas and inspiration.

Our commitment to art at Long Close School is based on the broad benefits that the subject can offer, which we believe tie in closely with the ethos of the school. It is a discipline which rewards hard work, dedication and practice, but it also nurtures the importance of creativity, self-expression and inclusivity. Its popularity as a subject at the school is no accident, and it is reflected in our excellent GCSE results.

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