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.

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8 March 2024

Talent Show 2023

Drama, Music

On the 9th of November, we had our annual competition of ‘Sally Nook’s Got Talent’ that saw students from KS3 and KS4 compete for the chance to become this years winner. Over 50 students applied for a chance to...

8 March 2024

Winter Show 2023

Drama, Music

Our annual Winter Showcase was a fantastic hit, with a completely sold-out show! We had a vast array of talent, from lyrical dancers, soloists, choir, concert band, rock band, drama sketches and hip-hop dancers. Despite not being...

8 March 2024

GCSE Devised Performances

Drama, Music

In October the Year 11 GCSE Drama Class performed their final GCSE Devised performances- and what a show they put on! The performances were based on stimulus from the exam board, created from scratch by pupils and they ended with...

18 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...

18 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...