New Hall School is a leading Catholic independent boarding & day school for boys and girls aged 3-18. Founded in 1642, the school is the oldest Catholic school in England that has always taken girls. Moreover, the school is ranked in the top 2% of listed heritage buildings in the UK. Famous Art and Design alumni include the Surrealist painter Leonora Carrington and the fashion designer Anya Hindmarch.
The Art department provides exemplar work for one of the main examination boards and the school's North Room Gallery regularly displays student work to a wider audience. Recent awards include winning the Catholic Independent Schools' Conference Art competition in 2013.