Art and Design

The Art & Design Department is a hive of creative activity.  It boasts excellent facilities with beautiful open, light and spacious studios. We aim to inspire personal expression, cultural understanding, creative and practical responses, promoting imaginative risk taking.  
Pupils will be inspired and challenged, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils are taught to think creatively and critically by investigating and evaluating a wide range of creative outcomes.

Subject Curriculum

Heads of Department

Mrs Kershaw
Head of the Creative & Performing Arts Faculty, Head of Art & Design (Senior Girls)
Mrs Kershaw has been teaching Art and Design since 2006.  She studied an Art Foundation at Camberwell College of Arts and then went on to Central School of Speech and Drama to complete a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design.  
Having worked in the Design Industry prior to teaching she trained as a Teacher of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 and joined Bury Grammar School 2010 from Woodhey High School.  
Since working at Bury Grammar School, Mrs Kershaw has been the Coordinator of PSHE, Head of General Studies, Head of Year and now the Head of Art (Senior Girls) and Head of the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty.
Miss Gore
Director of Arts & Culture, Head of Art & Design (Senior Boys)
Miss Gore has worked at Bury Grammar School since 2007 and became Head of Art (Boys) in 2010. She has BA Hons: Ceramics and a Masters in Fine Art.
As a member of the Senior Management Team, Miss Gore is Director of Arts & Culture across BGS, representing the School on a regional Arts Board and is the Artsmark Leader for all arts and cultural opportunities.
As a Sixth Form tutor, she is heavily involved in the preparation of students for Higher Education and supporting them in their own educational development.
As a professional artist, Miss Gore specialises in ceramic installations, creating visceral responses to memories and has exhibited across the North West.