National Gallery Visit

Posted: 18th January 2019

On Tuesday the Form V children visited the National Gallery where they made us very proud with their impeccable manners, creative questioning and super focus. We were lucky enough to have a private tour and workshop based on ‘Portraiture’ to complement last term’s topic. Belle, our workshop leader, led us on a journey through the gallery, beginning with Degas, discussing how to find the clues in a painting to help us read it like a book, understanding the artist’s intentions on the way. We looked at colour and process and the information we can gain and the pleasure to be had from having a greater understanding of the artist’s works.

Our tour culminated in the most wonderful room containing so many of the world’s most famous paintings – from Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ and ‘Chair’ (which we studied in detail) to Monet, even catching some Turner on the way out!

Mrs Pandey

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Scholarship Assessment Day

Join us for our Fairfax Scholarship Assessment Day taking place on Wednesday 25th May for Year 4 and Year 5 entry in September 2022. Applicants will be assessed for academic, sport, music and drama scholarships.

To register your interest or for further information please contact the Registrar, Mrs Lynne Crisp on 01483 893225 or via email: