Mrs O Ingham

Head of Performing Arts

Welcome to Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a highly vibrant and creative department, led by professionals in their field of Music, Dance and Drama. At Key Stage 3 pupils are immersed into practical and engaging schemes of learning in music and drama, that develop their performance and theoretical practice, whilst encouraging transferable skills such as communication, leadership and confidence. At Key Stage 4, pupils can study GCSE Drama, GCSE Dance and GCSE Music. In Drama pupils have the opportunity to further develop through devising and scripting drama as well as studying live theatre. In Dance pupils work on choreographing and analysing professional works as well as studying safe practices for rehearsing and solo/group performing skills. Within Music, pupils develop skills within composing, performing and appraising a range of genres of Music. The department also contributes hugely to the wider curriculum through the Talent Show, School Shows, Christmas and Carol Concerts, along with opportunities for pupils to visit London on the Performing Arts trip and also take part in the Choir Tour, which has previously visited Paris, Belgium and Italy. There are several music, drama, film and dance clubs which run during or after the school day. Please see our extra curriculum poster for more information.

Meet the Team

Mr J Roe

Head of Music (Head of House Neptune)

Mr E Spittle


Mr A Storey

Teacher (Head of House Jupiter)

Mr N Jessop


Curriculum Content

Here you will be able to read what your child is studying during each half term.  ‘Key Stage Three’ will give an overview of study for Years 7, 8 and 9.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 10 and 11.

The ‘Curriculum Rationale’ will give you the reasoning behind why we teach your child what we do and why we have chosen to order the topics in the way we have.

We hope that you will find this information useful, but if you require anything further about your child’s education in this subject please do not hesitate to contact the Head of Department.

Latest News

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18th July 2023

Disneyland Paris 2023


During the May half term, 35 students from years 8 and 9 had the opportunity to go out to Disneyland Paris for a performing arts experience. Students arrived early on the first day at Disneyland France where they were greeted at the...

18th July 2023

Summer Showcase 2023


On Thursday 22nd June, we had our summer showcase ‘Night at the Musicals’ and what a spectacular night it was with a cast of over 50 students involved. The evening was hosted by two year 7 students who did an amazing job keeping the...

3rd January 2023

Winter Showcase 2022

Drama, Homepage News, Music

A fantastic Winter Showcase, another performance to a sold out audience. The showcase had a fantastic atmosphere and definitely got the buzz of Christmas spirit going. With a variety of singers, actors, dancers and musicians the night...

16th November 2022

2022 GCSE Drama Performances

Drama, Homepage News, Music

The Y11 GCSE Drama students performed their devised performances before October half term, and what a spectacular amount of talent they have! Pupils have been working very hard in after-school rehearsals and in lessons to ensure their...

14th November 2022

SNHS Talent Show 2022

Drama, Homepage News, Music

Thank you to everyone who came and supported our students at this year’s talent show. We had a sell-out crowd, and I’m sure you will agree that the talent was phenomenal this year. The winners of the talent show this year...