Learning is at the heart of the National Portrait Gallery. The Gallery’s extensive Collection and temporary exhibitions become the ultimate classroom, bringing schools up close and personal with the faces of history and contemporary culture.
National Portrait Gallery learning offers a wide range of free, specifically designed education programmes, activities and resources for Secondary groups. Our sessions are delivered by a specialist freelance team of artists and teachers, providing exciting outside-the-classroom learning opportunities across the curriculum. Our main curriculum areas are Secondary Art, Photography, History, Citizenship, Cross-Curricular Sessions for the New KS3 Curriculum, Creative and Media and other Diplomas. We also design sessions for Extended Schools, SEN and extensive CPD for teachers.
We also provide free supporting resources for self-directed visits and material to aid classroom teaching such as online learning resources and publications.
All taught sessions and workshops including materials are FREE.
Cross Curricular and Citizenship
SEN schools and units
WebQuests: Interactive resources for schools from nine national museums. New Henry VIII webquest for KS3
A project encouraging young artists by the opportunities to meet and gain insights from past BP Portrait Award artists, to make and share their own artwork and connect with other young people.