St Edward's School is well known for the strength of the Art Department. The students consistently achieve excellent exam results at GCSE and A level and the outstanding displays of work around the School inspire visitors and students. The Sixth Form students can study Textiles, Fine Art and Photography A Levels and many students go on to study Art, Film, Textiles, Graphic Design or Architecture at University or use their UCAS points for entry into other courses such as Engineering, English, etc.
There are two studios dedicated to the Sixth Form giving each student an individual space which they can use in study periods. There are two junior art rooms in which an inspiring still life is built every year. The photography room has 16 computers with Adobe Photoshop and a laser printer. There is also a wet-process dark room and a Textiles studio.
The department is led by Mr Alan Richardson, also a chief examiner for Edexcel with the other staff members: Miss Rachel Haywood, Mrs Fiona Richardson, Miss Catherine Fraser and the technician, Mr Zack Thorne.