Art & Design Technology are extremely popular subjects and our Art Department offers pupils the chance to study traditional artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting and sculpture alongside more modern creative arts such as textiles, photography and 3D design. Our passionate team of teachers ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to express and develop their artistic talents.
Art Facilities at Culford
Our facilities are outstanding and the Art Department has its own Foundation Gallery where students can display their work in regular exhibitions. The gallery also plays host to exhibitions from Royal Academy Schools graduates and other visiting artists, who also lead creative workshops.
In recent years a pupil scooped the prestigious Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools for a wonderful A-level sculpture. Anumber of pupils leave us to further their studies at prestigious art colleges including Central St Martins, Chelsea School of Art, Falmouth and Leeds just to name a few.
Design Technology at Culford
Design and Technology enables pupils to design and construct imaginative solutions to real needs and problems. They have the opportunity to combine a wide range of resistant materials with mechanical and electrical systems in order to fully develop their ideas. Facilities include a design studio, a systems room and a modern multi-material workshop. Traditional tools and processes combine seamlessly with the use of CAD software and a range of modern equipment including a 3D printer and laser cutter. Pupils are encouraged to be ambitious and creative as they produce high quality outcomes.
Design and Technology students regularly produce exciting products and many go on to study design or engineering at university. We were one of the first schools to join the Arkwright Scholarship Trust and are very proud of the students that have successfully gained scholarships.