Welcome to Performing Arts

Performing Arts is a highly vibrant and creative department, led by professionals in their field of Music and Drama. At Key Stage 3 pupils are immersed into practical and engaging schemes of learning 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 and GCSE Music where they have the opportunity to further develop through devising and scripting drama as well as studying live theatre and 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.

Mrs Olivia Ingham
Head of Department

What’s on?!

Meet the Team

Mrs O Ingham

Head of Performing Arts

Mr J Roe

Head of Music

Mrs Hepworth-Tweed


Miss E Hill


Mr A Madden

Teacher (Head of Year 7)

Mr E Spittle


Mr A Storey


Mr T Fieldhouse

Performing Arts Technician

Curriculum Content

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 and 8.  ‘Key Stage Four’ will outline teaching content for Years 9, 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.

Drama KS3

Drama KS4

Drama Curriculum Rationale

Music KS3

Music KS4

Music Curriculum Rationale

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Sally Nook’s Got Talent

11th November 2019

Sally Nook’s Got Talent 2019 was a huge success and showed just how much talent we have here at SNHS! There was a variety of acts including singing, dancing, acting, and much more! The acts were...

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Cabaret 2019

12th August 2019

In the final few weeks of term, the Performing Arts Department hosted The Cabaret 2019! The night was a sell-out event with the best of SNHS talent on show. This year’s theme ‘The Greatest...