Through the Academy, students acquire and develop specialist skills in chosen areas, such as ceramics, printmaking, painting, and graphic design. Weekly lessons also allow students to devote extra time to course work.
Supported by the school’s art teachers, Academy students often enter both local and global art competitions and undertake work for local charities. Importantly, the Academy helps students seek opportunities to fulfill commissions to gain professional work experience prior to university.
Students also receive expert advice and creative inspiration from visiting artists, allowing them to gain a better understanding of how they can creatively contribute to society.
The inspiration and creativity engendered by artistic activity within the Academy is a driving force for students in their studies and personal lives.