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Partnerships and Enrichment

“I thought Art was all about drawing and painting until I came to St Saviour’s …now I see that Art is about responding in exciting ways using diverse materials to our world, our cultures and most importantly our interests. The teachers guide you but they do not restrict you”

Yr 12 student

 

Enrichment is embedded in the curriculum as well as being extra curricular. We provide ample and appropriate opportunity to listen to the needs and interests of our students.

We are very fortunate to have outstanding partnerships with outside galleries, artists and agencies. We were awarded a LEPA (London Education Partnership Awards) in 2009 and have gone from strength to strength since then. 

Our partners have included the South London Gallery, The Princes Trust, The Arts Council, Hayward Gallery, ICA, Camberwell College of Art and the Nikon Photography School amongst others. Our students benefit greatly from the diverse range of opportunity and experience on offer to them. Our examiners have commented on the impact this is having on the student’s outcomes.

“……there was strong evidence to suggest that the use of gallery visits and visiting artists have inspired the development of candidate’s collections…It was very evident that visits to galleries and responding to work of contemporary artists has had a major impact on the final outcomes.”

 

Examiners report

We also provide opportunity for students to work at lunch time and after school with their teachers and also

Artists in residence. We have allocated club times and also an open door policy for all key stages. Students are introduced to materials and techniques as well as ways of thinking beyond the curriculum. 

“The centre has built up many links and partnerships with local galleries in central London, including the ICA and the Hayward. They also have visiting artists on a regular basis and these events clearly enriched the candidates’ learning experience”.       

GCSE Edexcel Examiners report 2011

 

“This centre was characterised by a beautifully presented exhibition of lively, varied and exciting work in a variety of media, with bulging sketchbooks. Candidates work was original and indicative of the personal creative journey of each individual….this is a centre where art and design is alive and well; where boundaries are pushed and creative visual thought is valued and promoted. This is evident from the effort made to create a gallery from a derelict space and to employ artists in residence and hold exhibitions of the girls’ and the artists’ work.”  

A-level Examiners report (Edexcel) 2011

 

“Responses to the given theme were individual and personal. Candidates work was original and indicative of the personal creative journey of each individual…throughout the portfolios there was a clear focus on independent learning and creative critical thinking”.      

GCSE Edexcel examiners report 2011

 

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