Saatchi Gallery Schools Prize

Harrow School

London, United Kingdom

Harrow School is one of just a few full-boarding, all-boys schools in the United Kingdom. At Harrow the boys are encouraged to express themselves intellectually, emotionally and creatively without feeling self-conscious. Our rare full-boarding, all-boys environment is key to what makes Harrow, Harrow. Whether it’s learning a musical instrument, playing in ensembles, singing in choirs, performing in plays or discovering beauty in fine art, sculpture and ceramics, there is plenty of opportunity for creative expression at Harrow. Indeed, our philosophy behind the arts is for all to appreciate, most to participate and the very best to excel. Harrow's rich and varied Art education seeks to develop boys' artistic interests, creativity and confidence through exploration, experimentation and a strong emphasis on drawing. We believe that engagement with the creative and performing arts not only sets our boys on a lifetime of personal enrichment and enjoyment, but also teaches them to be more self-disciplined, attentive and better at planning and organising. Boys who participate in them also find that this involvement has a broader, more beneficial effect on their overall academic performance. By encouraging boys to develop artistically, we see them finding their own voice and the confidence to express their individual creativity, regardless of innate talent.