Ash Manor School opens new Art and CDT building

School Art and CDT

In January 2024 Ash Manor School opened its new Art and CDT building. This consists of 31 modules constructed using the latest precision manufacturing techniques. Its design was a collaboration with Ash Manor School, Surrey County Council and McAvoy (the constructor).  The new building has added 990m2 of accessible space to the school, which has been used to create 7 new classrooms and a darkroom studio. The lighting in each room is independently controlled, allowing various modes of lighting to meet the needs of the class. Motion sensors also ensure that classrooms are not illuminated when not in use.

Monica Barot Head of Art and DT said;

Our new Art and DT block has two Art, two DT, one Textiles, one Photography, one IT suite and a dedicated Dark Room Studio. Our School are pleased to be investing in this new educational space for Art, Craft and Design. Our students are happy here as it gives them the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of these subjects further. This additional capacity enables us to best ensure that the students are able to study the classes they choose as options.

The Department for Education states that;

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Investment in the Arts

In 2021 Ash Manor also opened a new Performing Arts Block which is Open to the community, the theatre and drama rooms are available for public hire. The soft/sprung flooring is ideally suited to the performing arts, with all needs catered for. Interested parties are asked to contact the school via its online contact form, email, or telephone.

Contact Form:
Telephone Number: 01252 353 900
Fax Number: 01252 353 908
School Address: Ash Manor School, Manor Road Ash, GU12 6QH

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