Performing Arts Programme
The Performing Arts Programme at Crestwood School is designed to nurture a student’s aptitude for Music, Drama or Dance. Students may choose to focus on one particular Art, or a mixture depending on their individual talents. Our primary aim is to help students gain as much experience in the spotlight as possible. Students will perform at prestigious venues across the country, they will support local community events and organisations as well as taking part in all school shows and productions. Performing Arts Scholars will be the ultimate ambassadors for the Arts and will represent the faculty in local and regional competitions.
Students who become part of the programme have access to:
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Specialist one to one tuition on any instrument
The option of studying an instrument for graded Music examinations
Vocal Tuition (All Genres)
A selection of Rock ensembles
Musical Theatre Coaching (vocal)
Gifted and Talented Vocal ensemble
Regular Music Masterclasses
Theatre pit band experience
Group and Solo instrumental lessons
State of the art Drama studio and Theatre
Professional theatre troupe workshops
Broken Leg Theatre Company for the gifted and talented
Technical Theatre Experience
Trips to visit professional theatres
Whole school productions
Opportunity to compete in dance competitions
Specialist training from an industry professional
Cover all genres of dance
Perform in the Primary Dance Festival
Expand skills in own choreography
Could you be a star in the making?
Email our Head of Performing Arts,
Mr R Sweeney at:
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Click on the link below to download our registration form...
Performing Arts Programme
Crestwood Achieves Artsmark GOLD STATUS!
Congratulations Crestwood on achieving the GOLD STATUS for Artsmark. Crestwood has received this prestigious award from Arts Council England for providing outstanding education and opportunities in Arts and Culture. We have been working towards this award for two years across the entire school-well done everyone! Let’s CELEBRATE!
The Arts Council said:
The Crestwood School is to be commended for its ongoing commitment to developing high quality arts and cultural activities for students. It was good to read how pupils had been involved in developing two musical productions initiated by the Musical Theatre Group. Students have also had the opportunity to work alongside artists at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and LIPA, as well as being inspired by visiting professional including DancexChange and Frantic Assembly. It is good to read about your increased range of courses, including BTEC Music and Music Technology A level, although it would have been good to know how many students were enrolling on these courses, although it is positive that GCSE music cohort numbers are increasing. Students also have the opportunity to gain formal qualifications, as you have now gained status as a LAMDA examination centre. During the initial covid19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown you were quick to respond to a challenging situation and have taken creative approaches to ensuring the Arts continue to be a high priority. The school radio station is one area that will continue to develop post Covid and enhance opportunities for students. Partnerships have also been strengthened, including those with your local Music Hub. You have effectively increased the profile of the Arts across the whole school community with departments working together and supporting other schools. You have identified appropriate goals for the future in your SOI and you may wish to consider developing case studies where you identify outstanding practice and shared on a regional or national platform to secure your position as a leading advocate for arts and culture.
Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award!