Battle Abbey School has a highly successful and thriving Art Department. There are three experienced and enthusiastic teachers offering qualifications in Art: Fine Art, Art: Textiles and Art: Photography. These subjects are extremely popular with pupils, many spending extra hours in the Art Department developing their skills.

The aim is to encourage individual and personal growth in the visual arts, to develop the perception of visual form and to co-ordinate hand and eye. Art will enhance the ability to think, perceive, make decisions and work through problems. Above all Art is a stimulating and exciting subject that often proves to be a lifelong passion. Students will learn that through hard work and experimentation they can be successful.

The success of the department can be gauged by the quality of work on display around the school and in its Art rooms. Examination results are well above the national average and most students will achieve the top grades. Sixth Form students will have extra tutoring in folder presentations to prepare for Art College interview. Students gain places at the best Art Colleges and Universities in the UK and beyond including Central St. Martins, Chelsea, Edinburgh, the Slade, Kingston, Brighton and many more. Students are currently embarking on courses in Architecture, Fashion, Fine Art, Textiles, Graphics and Fashion/Marketing.