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Today we’re on our third annual trip to for the Year 12 Open Day! It’s such a beautiful campus and a fantastic university. We look forward to our visit every year.


Brilliant way to spend time in if you love art or want to try something new.


Today we held another Principal’s Breakfast. A lovely way to celebrate students’ achievements and successes across the last two weeks. A lovely way to start the morning!


Another fantastic day at today for the Croydon Schools Sports Day!!! A day of successes after some fierce competition… well done 🥇🥈🥉


What a jam packed week! Some highlights from our week, below. Year 10 Mock Interviews and Year 7/8 Sports Day! Have a great weekend everyone!


Today, we’ve got our Year 10 mock interviews taking place! So many fantastic organisations and ambassadors in to interview our students with the possibilities of gaining a week’s work experience! Y10 have come dressed to impress!


Today is Year 7 & 8 Sports Day! There’s huge anticipation and excitement with our students here at the


Year 10 had a special Careers Assembly today, organised by Mr Green, on the upcoming Mock Interviews. An annual event which is thoroughly enjoyed by our students.


Today we said a (semi) farewell to our Year 13 Leavers!!!As they head off for half-term, Ms Bent and the 6F Leadership team held a leavers assembly for all Year 14 students. We are so proud of them & they are working so hard in this busy exam period! Well done Y13!


Great to see our students taking part in this!


Great to have Rachel Harwood Alumni Manager, from the central team, to speak to our Year 13 Leavers today.


Today was the very first set of sessions for our L2 STEM Leadership programme! Mrs Mututa, is leading on the delivery and our Y12s are so excited to be planning their clubs for the


It’s a jam packed afternoon here! So many fantastic enrichment activities across the week, thanks to our amazing team! Here’s Gardening club, volleyball, girls football, all on a Friday afternoon in the sunshine ☀️ Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Well done to all Year 11 today for sitting the first whole year group exam - Biology! A big well done to those who sat individual exams too - Psychology, Sociology, RS, & some community languages.A strong start to the series! We hope you all have a restful sunny weekend!


The latest dates for the Mental Health Support Teams (MHST) next series of Parent/Carer Webinars. Scan the QR codes to sign up.


What a fabulous day out for our students! They explored the grounds of the new HQ, met the team, and played in their brand new gifted kit! Thank you to everyone that made this happen! A day our students will always remember!


Today, a large group of our students head off to take part in the official launch of the and HQ and Community Centre. What an exciting day ahead! Thank you to the team for our invite!


Today we had the organisation in for workshops for all students across Y7, 8, 9, 10, and 12. A great day of interactive discussions around mental health health and wellbeing. Thank you to the team!


Good luck to all of our students who are performing at this evening's concert at the Camden. Final rehearsals were underway earlier today and the quality of music is excellent!


It’s been great to see how many students have signed up to Volleyball enrichment programme, with our new Coach Mr Nunes! Fantastic shots taken from yesterday’s after school session!

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We are committed to creating a culture of high aspirations and achievement in Art and Design. We provide all students with learning opportunities (both practical and theory) to engage in Art, Craft and Design and encourage creative exploration, imagination and gathering culturally rich inspiration from the world around them (past, present and future).  

Students will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, use their imagination and increase their skills and knowledge when using a broad range of 2D and 3D materials and equipment. Progression maps ensure every student has full access to a rich and diverse art curriculum. 

Students will be taught the skills to develop a critical understanding of artists and makers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work and ideas. They will be taught how to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks and other media to explore their ideas and taught drawing for different purposes including primary and secondary observations, to communicate an idea, for diagrams, expression, from imagination and planning.  

Students will develop life skills, including: observation, analysis, creativity, decision making, communication through visual and written forms, problem solving, presentation skills, project management, evaluation and making skills.


Art Progression Map 03rd Aug 2023 Download