An art gallery has been set up in a school’s stairwell.

Renaissance, impressionistic and other styles of art adorn the walls at Nightingale Academny, in Edmonton, to inspire students when moving between lessons.

Each artist’s name, date of birth and death and art form are displayed.

Alec Laing, assistant vice principal, said: “We have transformed the stairwell into a vibrant art gallery containing art from throughout the ages, with work from both female and male artists.

“The display gives students inspiration as they go up to the art department which is a creative area.

“It shows them different styles and shows them how sometimes simple pieces of art can be quite successful.

“It encourages students to do a bit of research and find out more about the artwork.”

A second stairwell at Nightingale Academy features street art.