Claire Lester

Claire Lester

Art & Design Academy Director, Art Co-ordinator

BA, PGCE, TESOL

Originally from Blackpool, Claire graduated from the University of Brighton in Visual and Performing Arts (BA Hons) and has a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design. She taught in the UK before arriving at BISP in 2002 where she is currently our Head of Art and the Art and Design Academy Director. Claire prides herself on running a highly successful Art Department which is creative and nurturing for all our students. Two pupils have been awarded ‘Top in the World’ in Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design under Claire’s direction while both IGCSE and IB results are consistently outstanding. She curates many and varied Art exhibitions throughout the year and organises our Artist in Residence week. Claire has been an IB Visual Arts Diploma Assistant Examiner since 2009 and is a qualified Art Therapist.