All Year Groups.
Students travel to Central London to the World Famous Pineapple Dance Studios where they are able to participate in classes and experience a professional training environment. The studios are regularly used for filming, auditions and rehearsals by music artists, TV shows and other entertainment companies.
Students attend a live audition of Got to Dance for Sky One at Camden Roundhouse. They were able to experience the reality of filming/editing for TV, the preparation of performances and the feedback given by judges.
All Year Groups.
Move It! is Europe’s biggest Dance and Performing Arts Exhibition at Olympia, London. This trip has continued to grow each year and after last years success, we were able to take 44 students from all year groups this time. Students participated in 3 dance workshops in different styles, watched professional performances, were able to speak to leading industry professionals and seek advice from specialist further education colleges. With around 100 stalls selling dance wear, make-up, health and beauty products and answering questions, this is a valuable day to our Dance Students education. We look forward to next year.
Students: Yr 9, 10 and 11 BTEC Dance Students
At the beginning of March, 28 Dance students went to Disney Live Performing Arts Conference, in Disneyland Paris. Staying in a Disney Hotel, the students participated in two workshops with Disney performers, one dance and one musical theatre. These workshops took place in the Disney Junior Studios where the film for Disney Channel France. During the stay, students attended Buffalo Bills Wild West Show and had two days in the parks. All students were fantastically behaved, representing the academy to high standard. This is now a trip we will be looking to run every year as it was a great success.
The Principals, other senior leaders and governors, provide outstanding leadership.Ofsted
Relationships are enhanced by the college structure. Students say, and inspectors agree, that there is a close family feel to being in a smaller college unit, and that students enjoy school more because of this.Ofsted
Students participate readily in the wide range of sports, social, art, music and drama activities that the school provides. Many students attend the after school and weekend revision clubs that staff provide.Ofsted
The school organises the wide range of subjects it teaches extremely well, and reviews them regularly, adjusting its provision to meet the changing needs of students.Ofsted
Teaching is challenging. It is based on accurate assessment of how well students make progress, what their individual learning needs are, and what kinds of activities will best make sure that they learn well.Ofsted
Students make outstanding progress in English and mathematics. Students’ progress in business, design and technology, ICT and physical education is also outstanding. Students make good progress overall.Ofsted