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Photograph showing four schoolchildren in uniform (two boys and two girls) walking up a grand wooden staircase

School in Residence

An opportunity for schools to make themselves at home.

Our School in Residence programme provides free opportunities for primary and secondary school groups to spend more time in the gallery

We welcome school, college and university groups on a daily basis, but our School in Residence programme offers pupils the chance to engage with our artworks over a period of five to six weeks.

Schools in Residence groups visit on a weekly basis to use the studio, explore the exhibitions and create a project of their choosing to display at an event at the gallery at the end of their residency.

For enquiries from primary schools contact Alex Bogard, Learning Coordinator +44 (0) 1243 770812.

For secondary school visits and beyond contact Holly Riddle, Learning Coordinator on +44 (0) 1243 770826.

I will never forget the six weeks I spent at the Gallery, continually being inspired by the architecture and the artwork.

Year 12 pupil

Photograph showing two young women setting a large painting of a shoe on a counter against a wall, amongst other large artworks

Want to take part?

Here’s what you can expect from your residency.

Access to our Studio

Our Studio will be reserved for your group and a basic range of art materials will also be available for use (you may also bring supplies from school).

Access to the Gallery

Students also be given official School in Residence lanyards that will grant them access to all our gallery spaces. Using sketchbook and pencils they can observe, record and experiment as much as they like.

Opportunity to share your work with the wider community

Our communications team are happy to share any aspect of the residency via the gallery’s social media and blog platforms.

A chance to celebrate

If you wish to share the results of your project with families of students and the wider community, we are happy to host a special event in the Studio at the end of the residency.