Secondary schools

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The secondary schools programme offers a wealth of tailor-made experiences for students at the National Gallery, as well as a range of opportunities for teachers.

Free tailor-made Gallery sessions

Book a free talk tailored to the needs of your group. We also offer sessions for students with special needs.

Sessions for secondary schools

'Rembrandt: The Late Works' - Teachers' Resource

Explore our online resource which examines four portraits by Rembrandt. Encouraging cross-curricular working, this resource is aimed at art and science teachers delivering key stages 3 to 5 in secondary schools.

'Rembrandt: The Late Works' Teachers' Resource

Picture in Focus

Explore Titian’s 'Diana and Actaeon' (1556–9) as a catalyst for creative learning across the curriculum.

Picture in Focus: Titian's 'Diana and Actaeon'

Continuing Professional Development

The Gallery’s Continuing Professional Development programme supports teachers in using the Gallery to its full potential, to develop thinking, creativity and learning about art.

Take a look at the Gallery’s lively programme of continuous professional development for secondary teachers. The programme includes:

Initial Teacher Education

We welcome trainee secondary school teachers of all subjects and offer sessions designed to give participants confidence in using the collection inside and outside the classroom.

The Gallery also runs an annual study day for PGCE Art and Design students and works with several ITE institutes to provide placements for trainee Art and Design teachers.

Find out more on the ITE website