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Our educational work explores the ideas and inspirations that lie behind exhibited artwork in ways that are accessible to pupils of all abilities, at all key stages.

Housed in a dramatic Victorian school building, your pupils can explore Ikon’s contrasting old and new architectural styles and find out more about the history of Ikon since its beginnings in 1964.

At Ikon your pupils can enjoy creative learning, developing key transferable skills such as problem solving, communication and literacy. Ikon offers countless opportunities to think creatively and critically, engaging in cross-curricular learning, narrowing the achievement gap and raising attainment.

Ikon Gallery Visit Guide for Schools and Colleges 2016-17
The gallery spaces are engaging, spacious and child friendly. The staff are all welcoming and respectful of the children’s creative potential. This is evident in the quality of the discussions that take place and the follow up work in the gallery. - Head teacher