OUR WELL ESTABLISHED ART AND DESIGN department is a vibrant part of Wilson’s School. All pupils study Art and Design for two years at Key Stage 3, and can then opt for both Art and Design GCSE (a three year programme of study) and A Level. At GCSE the pupils follow the Eduqas specification in Art and Design. At A Level pupils follow either the Eduqas Fine Art or Art and Design specification.

Art lessons at Wilson's are creative, practical and engaging. At GCSE and A-level, trips are integral to the study of Art and Design and designed to complement the students’ practical work and independent learning. These include visits to permanent and current exhibitions and galleries, cultural centres and architectural sites.

Independent learning is strongly encouraged at Key Stage 3, as are visits to art galleries, exhibitions, cultural destinations and architectural sites. These are a great way of giving the students a greater visual awareness. In addition pupils’ work is regularly used in department and school displays and is exhibited at the annual Sutton Schools exhibition.

Our Staff

Miss Waterhouse (Head of Department)
Mr Coop
Ms Russell


The Art Department runs a weekly lunch-time Art Club. This is open to all to join and is planned around fun and often seasonal craft activities.

For GCSE pupils, staff run after school sessions in the GCSE room. This time can be used by students to work independently on practical work or for support with developing skills.

The A Level pupils can use their A Level studio at lunch-times and after school to continue their practical work. Extra help is readily available, and can be planned with members of the Art department.

Life drawing sessions are offered in the Autumn and Spring term to all A Level and Year 11 GCSE pupils.

Wilson’s School

A boys’ grammar school in the London Borough of Sutton (UK), Wilson’s School is:

  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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