Art plays an important part in the overall life of Steephill school. Every day, the lives of all the school's pupils are enriched, their creativity stimulated and their understanding of the world deepened through the enjoyment and appreciation of art.
Steephill school is extremely proud of the stunning art work that its pupils produce every term. This high standard has earned them art scholarships to other schools and awards in national competitions.
The beautiful setting and surrounding rural areas of Steephill school provide inspiration and stimulation for the children. They are often engaged in artwork in the outdoors, either basing their work on the countryside or using natural materials such as sticks and branches to produce their own collages and sculptures.
The school also has a dedicated art room from which pupils can make use of a wide range of materials and learn and explore a range of techniques. The pupils take part in workshops given by local artists and also study the works of artists from around the world, both past and present.
There are many opportunities outside the class lessons for pupils to develop their understanding and appreciation of art and its related skills. The school runs many clubs during the lunchtimes which cover a range of areas such as painting, printing, photography, collage, sculpture, textile design, knitting, weaving and sewing. School trips to museums and art galleries are undertaken each term where pupils can experience first hand the great works of art that we have on display in this country.
The school encourages its pupils to develop portfolios of their work and actively supports them in applying for art scholarships to independent secondary schools.