New Designers Exhibition – Friday 7th July 2023



May 2023

Dear Parent/Carer

New Designers Exhibition Friday 7th July 2023

We have the opportunity within the Design Technology Department to take the Year 10 students on a trip to the New Designers Exhibition in Islington.  This exhibition is a showcase for newly graduated degree students across a wide range of disciplines; their work is showcased both to the public, but also to industry leaders who view and judge their work.  It is nationally recognised as a focal point for an emerging generation of designers and is an inspirational opportunity for our students to see where their DT course could take them.

Having been to this on multiple occasions with other schools, I can attest to the positive effect that it has on GCSE students, especially year 10 students who are just entering into their coursework.

Please see the below information from New Designers regarding this week:

New Designers is an annual exhibition that brings together the best graduate design talent from across the UK. Our event is aimed at professionals in the design industry, as well as general consumers who are interested in seeing the latest trends in design. New Designers also welcomes hundreds of school students each year, inspiring the next generation of designers. Over two weeks, we showcase the work of over 3,000 talented graduates in a range of disciplines, including textiles, graphics, product design, and more.

The details for the trip are as follows:

Event: New Designers (

Date: Friday 7th July 2023

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH. (Link to Google Maps)

Cost: £33 (unless your child receives free school meals this is free) – This covers the cost of the ticket for the day (£10), and the cost of the coach for transport (£23).

Times: Depart Biddenham School at 8.30am (Please meet in T7 at 08:00 and we will register you) Arriving back at Biddenham at 4pm.

Food: Your child would need to bring a packed lunch as they would not be able to leave the site to access local shops (free school meals students can collect their packed lunch from the canteen prior to departure). There is a cafe on site, but I would recommend not using this due to the cost and time available.

Uniform: Your child will not be required to wear uniform for this trip but should dress appropriately.

As your child receives free school meals there will be no cost for them to attend the trip, however, please log into your ParentPay account to give parental consent (before the end of June) This trip will go live on ParentPay on Friday 26th May at 9am.

Thank you very much and we look forward to taking as many of you as we can on this visit.

Yours sincerely

Dave Loveland

Head of Design & Technology