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Sixth Form pupil painting an oil paining in the Art Studio

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Creative Arts & Design

Pupils are part of a vibrant and diverse visual arts community where everyone has the chance to participate and explore their creative side.

Art, Fashion Design & Textiles and Photography

As the huge variety of stunning work on display around the school shows, our modern, well-equipped studio and classrooms provide opportunities for work in a range of media, including fine art, photography, ceramics and textiles. The impressive works are also a testament to the excellent support that our teachers give to enable pupils to develop their ideas and artistic style.

During lessons, pupils are given every chance to discover and express their interpretations of the world around them using a range of media. In fine art, pupils are taught key skills, such as life drawing, and in textiles and ceramics, pupils learn techniques that enable them to produce quality projects.

Many of our pupils go on to secure places at leading art colleges and several of our pupils have won awards within arts competitions, including:
  • 2nd place in the KS4 2D Art category at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Art Competition National Finals 2023
  • Highly commended in the KS5 2D Art category, at the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Art Competition National Finals 2023
  • 1st place for Sculpture and 3D Art (middle school) at the Globeducate Art Competition
  • 2nd place for Painting (middle school) at the Globeducate Art Competition
  • 3rd place for Photography (upper school) at the Globeducate Art Competition

Visit our Instagram Online Gallery

Arts Facilities

  • Two light-filled studios, equipped with a dark room and an IT suite for photography
  • A kiln for ceramics, and ample space to work in
  • Dedicated art studio for Sixth Formers, providing a space to make their own and work in throughout the week.

New Design & Technology Workshop

A new state of the art Design & Technology Workshop will be opening shortly on site, located next to the existing Art, Fashion and Photography classrooms bringing together the Creative Arts Department. 

The new workshop will be equipped with various woodworking equipment and machinery and also the latest CAD/ CAM technology including 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC machines. This will allow pupils to explore their creativity and develop their skills in a wide range of design and technology disciplines.

Boy in DT workshop being helped by teacher

Qualifications and Destinations

Stonar has an excellent track record of academic success in Creative Arts and in broadening our curriculum in this respect, we are one of few schools to offer both Art and Photography at both GCSE and A Level, as well as Fashion Design & Textiles as a Cambridge Diploma.
Our outstanding 2023 exam results, with 100% of pupils achieving A*-B grades in Creative Arts, further demonstration our reputation as a leading school for  excellence in Creative Arts.

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Cambridge Diploma:

Design & Technology

Design & Technology


Fashion Design
and Textiles

Throughout Years 7 to 9, pupils have opportunity through the core Art curriculum and the Stonar Clubs programme to develop their art and photography skills to enable informed decisions about GCSE choices to be made.

Pupil painting in the Sixth Form studio

Art Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded for entry into Years 7, 9 and the Sixth Form, based on the submission of a portfolio of work and in school assessment and interview.

More information is available on our Scholarships page and in our Scholarships booklet.



Stonar Art and Photography Online Gallery

Take a look at examples of our impressive artwork in our online gallery on Instagram

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Photography from Stonar student of girl with red head covering in natural surroundings
Oil painting from Stonar pupil of girl with bubble wrap in front of her
Photograph from Stonar pupil of zebra in the wild