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.
Department Video from Open Evening
Meet the Team
Mr J Roe
Head of Music (Head of House Neptune)
Mr E Spittle
Mr A Storey
Mr T Fieldhouse
Performing Arts Technician
Below 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.
Blood Brothers Workshop with Stage-edDrama, Homepage News
The drama department had a fantastic visit from the ‘Stage-ed’ theatre company, who gave our Year 11s a brilliant workshop on ‘Blood Brothers’. One of the GCSE spec musicals. Well done to all involved...
Winter Showcase 2022Drama, 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...
2022 GCSE Drama PerformancesDrama, 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...
SNHS Talent Show 2022Drama, 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...
Beauty and the BeastDrama, Homepage News, Music
A massive congratulations to the whole Cast and Crew of Beauty and the Beast. The production ran over two nights and were a spectacular success!All pupils involved were absolutely fantastic, giving up their free time committing to...