Schools and Education

Our education offer is designed and delivered by artists, makers and education experts. We use play, making and imaginative learning to nurture and inspire the next generation.

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Compton Verney is an ideal venue for students studying at Further or Higher Education Level, with three designated resource areas and a range of talks, tours and workshops on offer.

Self-Guided visits

Compton Verney’s six permanent collections, changing exhibitions and surrounding parkland offers students a diverse range of opportunities to explore and engage with historical and contemporary art.

To book:

Tel: 01926 645 552

Programme details

£8 per student
Staff – free
This includes entry into the exhibition and permanent collections

Student Teacher Training

We’re specialist in outdoor and creative education. We share our skills and knowledge of how to inspire others and the next generation of educators. Please get in touch to discuss how we can work with your group.

To book:

Tel: 01926 645 552

Programme details

Pricing will be discussed depending upon workshop choice.

Materials and admission will be included in the price.

PHD Research

PhD and MA students can arrange visits to our permanent collections and temporary exhibitions where they will have the opportunity to use our research facilities. You need to book this in advance. Please note there is a small charge/deposit made for accessing this material.

To find out more:

Tel: 01926 645 552

Life Drawing

Led by a member of Compton Verney’s Learning team, students will work from a life model and try various life drawing techniques.

To book:

Tel: 01926 645 552

Programme details

Set fee of £220
Teachers/accompanying adults free
This includes admission to the exhibition, life model and materials.

Arts Award and Artsmark


Artsmark enables organisations to celebrate, strengthen, advocate and evaluate their provision for arts and culture. Compton Verney is proud to support schools and education settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.

Having Artsmark status not only contributes to the cultural aspect of Ofsted’s requirements but demonstrates the value of arts and culture in your organisation, for your children and young people, and for your community. Get touch to see how we can support you.

Artsmark is Arts Council England’s nationally recognised flagship programme. For further information, please visit

Arts Award

Arts Award is a national portfolio-based qualification for children and young people up to age 25 delivered across a variety of levels; Discover & Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

At each level, children and young people develop arts, leadership and communication skills supported by a trained Arts Award adviser.

If you work with children or young people up to age 25 in any setting; schools, community centres, youth groups or arts organisations for example; Compton Verney can help you to deliver Arts Award.

Our learning team has advisors trained at every level and can deliver bespoke Arts Award programmes tailored to your group’s needs, as well as help you to locate our core offers into your own projects.

Find out more about how we can support young people, schools and organisations with Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Award using the links below:

  • Bronze Arts Award
  • Silver Arts Award
  • Gold Arts Award

Compton Verney is an Arts Award supporter and Centre.

Get in touch with for more information and costs

Tel: 01926 645 552