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“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keefe

 We aim to provide a creative and stimulating environment for our students to work in and hopefully to provide them with a life long interest in the visual and applied arts

Our classes are all mixed ability. We are committed to bringing into the studio diverse and multi-cultural stimuli which reflect the rich historical and geographical background of Art underpinned by firm technical and practical principles.

Carshalton High School for Girls specialises in the arts and humanities and we pride ourselves on exploring a range of media and subjects within the arts at Key Stage 3 and offer a number of exciting clubs such as art, textiles, and photography, competitions, and events within the arts aimed at these year groups. We run a range of courses at GCSE and A level including Art, Textiles and Photography.


We are a large department and have three art studios to work in, each allowing a different focus within the arts plus a Sixth Form work room for art, textiles and photography AS and A2 students.  We have a photography studio which has a darkroom, studio space and computers with Photoshop access. We have a ceramics room and a kiln, a new large classroom to allow space for the fine arts and a room dedicated to textiles work with access to sewing machines. In addition to the teaching rooms we have a separate room for sixth form students to work and study in outside of lessons.

The art department holds a yearly exhibition showcasing works from across the years which can be viewed on the website.

Department Staff

Curriculum Leader Mrs M Sypko-Shah
Teacher of Photography
Miss H Holmes
Teacher of Photography Miss N Patel