Everyone has the potential to be creative. Therefore, at the Royal Hospital School we encourage all pupils to try something new, discover hidden passions and use their imaginations.
Opportunities for experimentation are numerous. The curriculum includes both art and design in Years 7 to 9 as well as GCSE and A Level options. In the co-curriculum, there are clubs and societies for all ages based around the Art and Design Departments as well as the opportunity to catch up on coursework after school.
The Art Department is a hub of creativity and originality, where pupils can experiment in a wide range of media including photography, textiles, pottery, print and sculpture as well as more traditional painting and drawing materials. There are light and airy art and textile studios, with permanent personal studio space for sixth form pupils and a photographic darkroom and Photoshop classroom.
In the Design Department, pupils have access to well-equipped workshops for three-dimensional work in wood, metal, textiles and plastic and in the well-equipped food technology rooms, they can learn about the complexities of food product design. The Centre also has laboratories for control and electronics and computer-aided design (CAD) facilities.
The Art and Design Department enjoys an outstanding reputation, with pupils' work being exhibited all year round in the superb exhibition atrium.