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Our philosophy is to challenge students to develop work that is outside of their natural comfort zone. We want our pupils to push themselves to develop creative, original ideas that are morally sensitive to the wider environmental issues associated with material procurement so prevalent in our modern world.

It is through practical manipulation, whether shaping, wasting, deforming or reforming, joining and finishing, that pupils gain an understanding of the properties, limitations and idiosyncrasies of a range of resistant materials.

This practical understanding of raw materials is essential when helping develop the contemporary design solutions, that can draw on the work of past designers and design movements, appropriate for and mindful of the demands and challenges of 21st century living.

Students enjoy access to a well-equipped computer suite allowing for Computer Aided Design [CAD] and a wide range of integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing [CAM] facilities to support each student’s individual design journey.