About Putney School of Art and Design


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Update: 12:30pm 1 April 2020

Dear All,

I hope you are keeping well and safe in these unprecedented and uncertain times.

As you are aware following the government guidelines, regretfully the school closed from 5pm Thursday 19 March 2020 until further notice.

We originally had an optimistic, deferred start date for the summer term on Monday 4 May 2020.

As the situation continues to evolve rapidly with further information / guidance each day, we have reviewed the arrangements for the summer term and realistically we know that there will be significant impact.

I have had several feedback and requests for updates on:

· Online / remote learning opportunities for summer term

· Priority enrolments for autumn term

· Refunds

Some tutors and their current student groups are keen for PSAD to provide on-line courses for continuity and motivation but also to support the sustainability of the school.

With the above in mind we will be developing online courses for the summer term, starting with ‘taster’ sessions. You will be able to enrol via the website only and we will update this message with a link.

We usually do not operate the transfer of fees between each term, however as these are extraordinary circumstances, we can also transfer your fees from summer to the autumn term, allowing you to keep your enrolment for the course.

If you are unable to join us for the autumn term, all request for refunds are being logged. As the school is closed and limited staff teams are operating the service remotely, all requests will be dealt with when feasible. Thank you once again for your patience and understanding at this difficult time.

As mentioned before, our students and community are at the heart of all that we do, and we will endeavour to do everything we can to continue that crucial role and serve our students.

Your continued support in our wonderful school is hugely appreciated.

Please take care to stay safe and on behalf of the PSAD teams we wish you all, the very best and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Nilar Morgan – Head of Putney School of Art & Desig


Putney School of Art and Design offers art and design courses, including painting, drawing, pottery, photography, sculpture, printmaking as well as more specialised courses such as our Art and Design Diploma. There are courses for beginners, experienced students, and mixed ability sessions. We also run family learning for parent and child working together, and courses for young people aged 14-17 years.



The school has a superb life drawing studio on the first floor, complete with vast north-facing windows and vaulted wooden ceiling. The school has developed and gradually expanded since 1895, apart from a brief break during the war years. It now has six studios designed specifically for painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics and more recently, digital design.

With its roots firmly in the local community, excellent transport links have helped us to attract students from all over London and beyond. We receive continued support and encouragement from The Friends of Putney School of Art and Design, an independent, registered charity.

To find out more about Putney School of Art and Design see online or visit the school at 46 Oxford Road, Putney SW15 2LQ. Our telephone number is 020 3959 0110

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History of Putney School of Art and Design

Putney School of Art and Design was originally founded in 1883, and has been in Oxford Road, Putney since 1895. The main benefactor of the original Victorian school was Sir William Lancaster, an eminent local politician and philanthropist.


Putney School of Art and Design is brought to you by Wandsworth Council and delivered in partnership with Enable Leisure and Culture.