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Secondary schools

Talks, workshops and teaching resources for school groups 

Key Stages 3–5

Secondary school sessions

Educator-led sessions for schools, offered onsite in the Gallery or online:

Tours and talks

Led by Educators in the Gallery, these lively talks and tours bring our paintings to life.

See our onsite talks

Practical workshops

From life drawing to gold leaf, our artist-led workshops develop students' practical skills. 

See our onsite workshops 

Online talks

Interact and ask questions in these talks led by Educators over Zoom.

See our online talks

Online practical workshops

Develop practical skills with these artist-led workshops over Zoom.

See our online workshops 

SEND groups

Tailored multisensory sessions for students with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

See our SEND programme

Visiting tips

Make the most of your time at the Gallery with our visiting information and tips for school groups. 

Read our visiting tips

For secondary school teachers

CPD sessions, cultural placements, and inspiring ways to engage with art. 

CPD sessions

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) sessions for teachers.

See our CPD sessions

Initial Teacher Education

Sessions for trainee teachers training as part of a higher education course or in school-based training.

See our training sessions


Inspiring ways students can engage with the collection, from 5-minute meditations to 10-minute talks.

See the latest stories


Our nationally acclaimed public speaking initiative for young people aged between 14 and 23
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The National Gallery Schools Programme is supported by the GRP Charitable Trust