Preparatory School for Girls


Halstead has an established Art Department with strong links to the community. We successfully exhibit in local and national Art exhibitions and competitions. Our current expansion includes new purpose built Art facilities completed in June 2014.

Fully qualified and highly experienced staff offer a broad, diverse tactile and visual Art education to all pupils. The curriculum is supported by visiting craftsmen. Educational visits to galleries and museums provide an ideal opportunity to draw and research for projects and themes.

Art allows individual and personal exploration of potential, in practical and consideration of creativity.

In drawing and painting; the skills of looking, research and execution provide the basis for pieces of work. Other skills taught are textiles, printmaking, graphic design, 3D design, ceramics, photography, image manipulation, model making and sculpture. All classes enjoy the opportunity to be involved in projects which are proudly displayed throughout the School. Halstead regularly achieves success in entering older pupils for Art scholarships to senior schools.

Our end of year exhibition includes amazing artwork from every pupil collectively or personally with enthusiasm, application, skill and enjoyment of the subject.