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09 July 2021

Sketchbook letters 2021
09 July 2021

July 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

Year 7 Art Equipment and Sketchbooks

The Art department are really looking forward to meeting Year 7 in September. To make sure that all pupils are ready for practical art lessons, it would be useful if they could have some of the following equipment at home to produce high quality homework and extension tasks:


  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Coloured pencils
  • Glue /Glue stick


  • 2B/4B pencil
  • Paint & paint brush
  • Coloured paper
  • Felt tips.

This year the Art department are introducing new sketchbooks for Y7 pupils from September 2021.

The reason why we have decided to do this is to show progress over time across KS3. The sketchbooks are hard-backed and contain high quality cartridge paper and will last until Y9.

They do however cost more and the department will subsidise part of the cost, but we are asking that pupils pay £2:50 towards the cost. This does represent good value. However, if you would prefer to supply your own sketchbook – they should be A4, hard-backed and portrait orientation with a at least 92 pages and a black cover to be consistent with the whole of Year 7.

Pupils may bring cash to their first Art lessons or a cheque made payable to Philips High School. If there are issues with the cost, it can be spread out over time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss V Craig Head of Art