The Design Department is extremely well equipped with a broad selection of tools and machinery enabling boys to work in a range of materials specialist subject areas. There are four main workshops covering the principal areas of wood, metal, plastics, and electronics. These are in addition to the CAD and Graphics studios. Whilst the workshops are equipped to according to the main material used, all workshops have a multi-media capability reflecting the nature of the modern Design and Technology curriculum.
The Department is available for boys to use in their free time, to pursue examination work, or simply build an artefact for pleasure. Work produced by boys varies enormously in complexity; but whatever a boy succeeds in making, he derives a huge sense of satisfaction and pleasure from his own creativity and ingenuity.