Art is exciting, and the Art department at Colfe’s values imagination and intuitive responses, group and individual work. It is a safe place to explore ideas and make creative mistakes that will often evolve into inspired and imaginative pieces of art work.
We encourage you to be involved in art throughout your time school – the custom-designed studio is at the top of the Creative Arts building and is streaming with natural light, open-plan working areas and exhibition spaces.
As well as regular trips to galleries, both local and national, there are regular workshops such as drawing, working in clay and photography – making use of our studio facilities including kiln, potters’ wheel and dark room. There is a House Art & Photographic competition every summer term.
The annual Fine Art & Graphics exhibition in June is a whole-school event, open to parents, families and members of the public where the work of the students from across the school is celebrated.
GCSE & A-Level Art
Information about these courses can be found on our Academic Art page.
Art scholarships are offered at Year 7 and Year 12.
In order to be considered for an Art scholarship the candidate must have met the academic requirements for admission to Colfe’s.
Workshop assessments will take place in December for Year 12 entry and January for Year 7 entry. At both levels we are looking for potential and enthusiasm as well as ability.
Applicants will also be required to submit a portfolio containing a selection of their best pieces of work for review.
Information on how to apply is available in our Admissions section.