Barbara Speake Stage School
2017/18 Scholarship Applications are now available1“Pupils’ achievement in the performing arts is outstanding due to consistently good and outstanding teaching” (Ofsted).2“Pupils’ behaviour and personal development are exemplary” (Ofsted).3

Artistic Curriculum

Being a specialist performing Arts School, we have very high expectations for all of our students in their vocational classes and as a result expect 100% commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm to reach the standard that is required to go on to further education in the arts, or to be able to go out and work professionally in the entertainment industry.

All students are encouraged to develop their individual talents, in singing, dancing and acting.

Early Years & Reception

Early Years students can choose to take part in Ballet, Tap and Modern. This is however at the parents discretion.

Junior School

Years 1– 6 (Age 5 - 11)

All Junior School students participate in weekly classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Production, Singing & Drama. Pupils work towards I.D.T.A examinations in 4 disciplines and LAMDA examinations. All students perform in the annual school show in February.

Senior School

Years 7—11 (Age 11—16)

All Senior School vocational classes are timetabled for Thursday and Friday of every week. Students take lessons in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street, Musical Theatre, Drama, LAMDA & Singing. Students work towards IDTA examinations in 4 dance disciplines, as well as LAMDA drama and LCM singing examinations. Students leave fully prepared for higher educational college auditions

Awards

For the best GCSE results in

2012 :Boys taking Expressive Arts and Performance Studies at GCSE at an English Independent School
2012 :Girls taking Expressive Arts and Performance Studies at GCSE at an English School
2011 :Boys taking Expressive Arts and Performance Studies at GCSE at an English Independent School
2011: Girls taking Expressive Arts and Performance Studies at GCSE at an English School
2010: Boys taking Expressive Arts and Performance Studies at GCSE at an English Independent School .

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