The Academy offers opportunities for creative self-expression and involvement at every level. Arts can have a profoundly positive impact on pupils’ emotional well-being, encouraging them to develop vital soft skills. Our Arts curriculum provides an excellent outlet for pupils to explore the issues that affect them on a day-to-day basis, through song, dance and drama.
Every year group is involved in our annual, Disney-themed production for parents. Our past performances have included ‘Aladdin’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’ We are a specialist drama centre with our own staging, sound and lighting equipment and our drama facilities are regularly utilised by our dedicated Speech and Language Unit, which invests heavily in the arts to help pupils gain confidence in their speaking skills.
We are one of only 2 schools in Bradford taking part in The Big Band Project, where pupils will benefit from a 10-week block of music lessons with the prestigious The Symphonic Brass of London, where they will learn to play instruments such as the trombone, trumpet and clarinet before performing at the Bradford Music Festival.
Through our arts curriculum, pupils are encouraged to connect with their audience, inspiring them to feel and challenging them to think. They also become well-versed in conveying their messages through verbal and non-verbal communication, whilst considering how their work can be perceived from a variety of different perspectives. All of these skills are vital in laying the groundwork for pupils to become the leaders of tomorrow.