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Solihull School

Solihull School

Art & Photography


All staff within the department are Bachelors or Masters of Fine Art with specialisms in figurative painting, drawing, sculpture and instillation, photography and digital media. Our department technician is also a professional illustrator and can often be found advising students on ideas and techniques.

  • Mrs D L Trim (Head of Art & Photography)
  • Miss T J Bryan
  • Mrs J C Clark
  • Mr J A Hands
  • Mrs R C Whaley

Our aim is to create a safe and inclusive environment where pupils are confident enough to express their ideas and not afraid to take risks with their work as emerging artists. Pupils are directed by a team of enthusiastic and highly motivated staff who teach them to use media in a skilful and accomplished manner. From the beginning of the Third Form (Year 7) there is a strong emphasis on practice and 'perseverantia' in mastering the traditional skills of drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making, constant research and inquisitiveness. Our examination courses are very popular and the pupils are extremely successful. 

Click here to Learn more about Art & Photography in the Sixth Form

"Pupils' creativity is strongly encouraged, resulting in art work of superb quality and exceptional standards being achieved in music and drama."