Highclare Preparatory School Pupils Scoop National Art Prize

Posted: 20th November 2019

Highclare Preparatory School is delighted to be celebrating national success at the recent prestigious ISA National Art Competition.

The ISA National Art Competition is an annual competition and provides a wonderful opportunity for Highclare pupils of all ages to showcase their art at regional and national events.

With over 2000 entries, covering different age groups and genres, it has been reported that the standard of artwork entered this year has been incredible, which made the judging tough for adjudicators Sarah Casey (Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Installation at Lancaster University) and Joanne Crawford (Head of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds).

An exciting array of artwork was submitted by Highclare students to the Regional Competition, covering a variety of categories and themes. At a regional level Highclare School achieved a superb three 1st Places, three 2nd Places and four Highly Commended.

Artwork by the three 1st Place winners went on to the National Competition, facing stiff competition from over 200 regional winners.

We are very pleased to announce that, ‘My First Selfie’ by Isabelle D achieved 1st Place nationally in the KS2 & Under Photography category and ‘William Morris’ by Emily S took 2nd place nationally in the EYFS & KS1 Drawing category. A fantastic triumph for Highclare Preparatory School.


“At Highclare Preparatory School we aim to instil a love of the creative arts and fully understand the importance of art within the curriculum. The opportunity for pupils to explore their own ideas, develop their creativity and foster techniques of self-expression through creative activities linked to classroom topics are values that we nurture and support from the beginning of pre-prep. Congratulations to entrants and winners for your fantastic achievement!”  Mrs P Bennett, Head of Highclare Preparatory School