Art Achievements

The Art Department enters art competitions regularly.

Currently work has been submitted for the 2017 Saatchi Gallery / Deutsche Bank Art Prize. This competition for schools receives over 20,000 entries each year from some 1,200 schools across 33 countries.  The age group for entries is 4 years up to 18 years. From the entries, 20 art works are selected to go on show in the Saatchi Gallery. From this winners are selected. Prize money ranges from £10,000 to the winning school art department with a further prize of £2000 to the winning pupil.

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Achievements

Since 2008 the department has gained recognition with:

2008 - Runner-Up in the Jack Vettriano painting competition sponsored by the Daily Mail 2008 in search of an undiscovered Artist. 

2010 - First Place in the International Saatchi Art Prize for schools out of over 20,000 entries.

2015 - Second Place in the International Saatchi Art Prize for schools out of over 20,000 entries.

2014 & 2016 - First Place in the Royal College of Art (Cancer Research UK) Competition: Category for years 7, 8 and 9.

2013 - Second Place in the Royal College of Art (Cancer Research UK) Competition: Category for years 7, 8 and 9.

2015 - First Place in the Royal College of Art (Cancer Research UK) Competition: Category for years 4, 5 and 6.

2016 - The Frayling prize for the most distinguished piece in the Royal College of Art (Cancer Research UK) exhibition out of over 750 pieces exhibited. Each year over 20 pieces are selected to go on show in this exhibition and several are highly commended out of thousands entered.

2015 - First and Second Place in the Haileybury Arts Festival for Years 5 and 6.

2016 - First Place in the IAPS International Art Competition: Category Years 7, 8 and 9.

2014 - Third Place in the IAPS International Art Competition: Category Years 7, 8 and 9.

Around 40 Art Scholarships have been won to senior schools in the past 20 years.

Over £25,000 has been raised for charity in the past ten years through selling boys’ art work.