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Performing Arts Department

Performing arts is an exciting, vibrant and creative department who offer Dance, Drama and Music from Key Stage 3 through to A level.  As well as an extensive curriculum, we also offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, produce an annual Christmas showcase, an annual Whole School musical, performances to local primary schools and visits to the theatre and other professional performances. 

For detailed information on specifications refer to the Key Stage 4 or Key Stage 5 prospectus.

The department consists of experienced specialists in each subject area who work collaboratively.  Performing Arts is particularly proud of the huge success of the annual musical which involves students from all years and attracts sell out audiences.

The department features a fully equipped dance studio with sprung floor and surround sound system, the drama studio has a fully equipped lighting rig and surround sound system, the music studio has Mac computers and there is also a music recording studio and music practice rooms which are fully resourced with a wide range of instruments.

The arts are fundamental in providing you with vital life skills such as; creativity and the ability to express yourself, improved physical skills, confidence, better leadership and presentation skills, more effective problem solving and decision making skills, perseverance, concentration, the ability to collaborate and responsibility.  Participation not only enhances academic ability, it can also improve academic performance.

Performing Arts Intent

As performers, students will develop confidence, self-esteem and presentation skills and through devising and creating personal work, your abilities to sensitively critique, deeply evaluate and act upon feedback to improve will be expanded, all of which are very useful for a number of vocations and the arts also provide an excellent discussion point in interviews.

We aim to ensure that all performing arts students are exposed to national professional performances, broadening their outlook on life and offering experiences to become a well-rounded individual.

The Team

Dawn Willis

Head of Performing Arts

Camilla Kerr

Teacher of PA and Drama

Sophie Jackson


Teacher of PA and Music

Enrichment Opportunities

Other opportunities in Performing Arts also include involvement in dance, drama and music clubs, peripatetic lessons in a wide variety of instruments, the chance to be involved in productions both on and off stage, extensive performance opportunities at a variety of events and a range of exciting employment opportunities in the future.

For detailed information regarding the curriculum refer to documents below.

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