Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to those pupils who exhibit exceptional talent in drama, dance or musical theatre.
These Scholars play a leading role in school productions, performances and concerts and benefit from a rich tapestry of enrichment outside the classroom including co-curricular productions, workshops with industry professionals and theatre trips.
Our Scholars receive regular support from the departmental team and they are supported in their ambition to secure a career in the arts:
- Co-curricular productions – Scholars take part in a range of productions across the year including the whole school musical, Shakespeare Schools’ Festival, Lower and Upper school plays and a dedicated Scholars’ show.
- Working in Theatre Careers Evening – an evening of talks from industry professionals including actors, writers and designers for stage and screen.
- Practitioner Workshops – an opportunity to work with actors, theatre companies and other performance specialists with a selected group of dedicated peers.
- Performance competitions – individual direction and feedback on solo performances leading to a ‘Monologue competition’ which helps students develop their confidence performing alone.
- Headshots – a set of headshots taken by our Head of Photography for the student’s portfolio.
- Theatre trips – trips to see a range of productions from across the wide spectrum of performance styles.
In January 2021, we opened our £4.5million Performing Arts Centre. This state-of-the-art facility comprises a 500-seat theatre equipped with all the latest lighting and acoustic technology, large drama studio, along with multiple music classrooms and practice rooms. This fantastic new facility provides a unique performance space to motivate and inspire our performing arts pupils.