Co-educational
Day & Boarding 7-13 years,
Pre-Prep & Nursery 2-7 years.

The Creative Arts at Abberley play a vital role in educating the whole child, building communication skills, imagination, dexterity and visual awareness. Pupils are inspired by the freedom to create their own ideas as well as striving for a high personal standard.

The best way to learn is by ‘doing’ and we enable children to experience this in groups, paired work and as an individual, with dynamic displays reflecting this around school.

Pupils value their work and learning experience in many forms including painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture, theatrical set painting, ceramics, enamelling, photography, art history and graphics. Children feel a sense of personal achievement from these opportunities; they are rewarded and gain confidence throughout the creative process which motivates them to reach their potential. We aim to provide a rich visual experience where children learn through their enjoyment; this seems to be evident as they always wish their lessons were longer!

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Art and Design

In our flourishing Art Department, we aim to bring out the best in every pupil; in addition to formal lessons, we offer creative evening activities throughout the year. Our syllabus is rich and varied with the main focus on observation, drawing, colour theory, three-dimensional drawing and perspective, printing and painting techniques. Children are enthused by learning new skills and are keen to see their work on display.

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Design Manufacture

The Design and Manufacture department consists of a wood/metal workshop, ceramics studio and also is directly linked to the Art facilities. All age groups have DM every week where we focus on making sure our students gain a wide experience working by hand with many different machines and tools, as well as a large variety of materials. We also have a STED (Science, Technology, Engineering and Design) programme which is taught to years 6 & 7.

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Drama

Through active identification with imagined roles and situations in Drama, children can learn to explore issues, events and relationships. At Abberley, Drama is part of the school curriculum, as we believe that it is an activity that can promote enquiry, critical and constructive thought, problem solving and judgement and also stimulate further learning and research.

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Music

Music is a strong and thriving department situated in a purpose-built and well-equipped building which has 22 practice rooms, a teaching studio and rehearsal spaces. As a result of this, the music department sees great success with Scholarships and Awards. 

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