Art & Design


The Art Department at Prince Henry's has always been about students' individuality and personal expression. We help students experience a wide range of media, such as paint, collage, ceramics, printing, and computer-assisted designs, amongst others. We also embrace a student-orientated approach to creativity whereby, over time, students become more and more independent in their approach to Art.

Art & Design has always been a very popular and successful subject at Prince Henry'sand the work of our students has won national recognition in Arts Education. Indeed, our present AS/A2 course is one of the largest and most successful across the whole city.



All students in KS3 follow a structured curriculum in Art where they will try out a variety of materials in varying scales. They will also use Art History research and ICT skills to inform the growing development of their work. They are taught in mixed ability groups.



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


Year 7

 Landscape/Art History

Three dimensional work

Group work/Mural


Year 8

 Cultural studies/Masks

Cubism/Still Life

Abstract Art/Kandinsky


Year 9


Construction/Pop Art





Please follow the links on the left-hand menu for details of the KS4 and KS5 courses offered by the Art department. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for the AQA GCSE, one of which specialises in 3D work.



The Art department provides a range of enrichment opportunities, from trips and visits to projects which allow students to engage with the local community. Current and recent activities include:

  • Art department residential visit to Paris 2014
  • Float at Otley Carnival 2013 and 2014
  • Leeds Art Show
  • A Level End of Year Show at Otley Courthouse
  • B-Tec Artwork in the local community
  •  Mural for the Tour De France.