Performing Arts

The subjects of Performing /Production Arts, Dance and Music are integral to the school and the development of all students.

Our main aim is to promote resilience, confidence, self -esteem and a good understanding and exploration of the skills required for effective and efficient team work. They will gain knowledge and understanding of skills in: Performance, making, evaluating. The skills that students learn are transferable and highly valuable to all other subjects.

Aims Of The Subject

Performing and Production Arts: will explore the performing arts industry as a whole, improvisation, interpreting script, lighting, costume, set design and sound, terminology.

Dance: Choreography, performance, set studies, contemporary dance techniques, terminology.

Music: Composing, listening, performance skills, music appreciation, terminology.

Staff Contacts

Miss A M Venn, Curriculum Director for Performing Arts,

Mr J Reynolds, Teacher of Drama and Production Arts,

Mrs A Askew , Subject leader for Dance,

Mrs C Hill, Teacher of Dance,

Ms L Fauvel, Subject leader for Music,


This subject offers a wide range of extra curricular activities for all year groups. Annually we offer the following to get involved with: Plays , musicals, Dance show, Concerts, Summer festival, community performances. Clubs are after school most days.

Main school production: (December performance) all year groups.

Christmas celebrations: ( December performance) all year groups.

Musical: (March) all year groups.

Dance show: (March) all year groups.

National Theatre Connections: (Feb and April performance) open to students in Years 9,10,12,13.

Summer festival 'Woodard Stock': (July performance) all Year groups.

Trips: Theatre trips for Dance, Drama and Music (all year groups, separate events). Trips to universities.

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