The ethos of our faculty is to engender the exploration of cultural and creative diversity. The Expressive and Performing Arts faculty delivers a broad and vibrant curriculum to meet the needs of all of our learners. We work closely with external practitioners and other professionals to get the very best opportunities for our students. We have an excellent partnership with The Dukes Theatre at Lancaster where we are able to work closely with their actors, technicians and administrative team to support learning and for work placed opportunities. We also work very closely with the excellent touring company Splendid Productions. We have a very beneficial partnership with The Lancashire Music Service and our Music Department works very closely with them.

Students have the opportunity to engage in Music in the school’s various ensembles and through instrumental and vocal tuition. Groups rehearse once a week and perform concerts throughout the year. Every two years the Music Department takes it’s ensembles on tour. Most recently the students went to Italy on tour and performed at the Easter Mass at St Marks Baslica in Venice as well as concerts in the town surrounding Lake Garda.

In Visual Arts, each student is encouraged to interpret the set projects in their own personal way. The facilities allow for a range of two dimensional work, particularly drawing, painting, digital manipulation, some 3D art and related areas of study dependent on the arts pathway chosen.