Art and Design

Creative development is vital for a balanced education, and Art and Design helps stimulate creativity and imagination. Children become involved in shaping their environment through related activities and learn to make informed judgements, as well as aesthetic and practical decisions. The Gower School encourages children to foster, enjoy and appreciate the visual arts along with a good knowledge of artists, craftspeople and designers.

Each half term, in each form group, a different artist and genre is explored in The Gower School Primary classes, and children learn the skills and techniques associated with each one. We have a dedicated Head of Art to lead art classes in Forms One through Six. Our visual art is celebrated on our social media channels, particularly on our Instagram (@thegowerschoolart). There is also an annual art Exhibition Evening at the school which parents love to attend.

Our children often enter art competitions and have been successful on many occasions, such as at the City of London School for Girls’ creativity competitions and the SATIPS Art Show. Each year, we enter the Independent Schools Association Art Competition and we consistently place in several categories, including sending pieces to the National Competition in both 2018 and 2019.

Taster Sessions Summer 2021


We have some special free taster sessions on offer this Summer!

  • Messy play for HoliForest School and Outdoor Nursery Classes – every Thursday afternoon
  • Primary School Taster Day for Autumn 22 starters – Saturday 26 June 2021

Please see more information about the sessions and booking details here.

You can now also visit one of our Open Days in person or join one of our Open Mornings online.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gower School!