Within the Performance Faculty, our intent is to engage and inspire all students to perform and hone their skills to a professional standard.
Our aim is for them to enjoy their learning with others in order to perform, believe and achieve both in and out of the classroom.
The topics studied allow students to explore and engage with a wide range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural experiences in a safe and supportive learning environment. From Year 7 right through to Sixth Form, students will start to explore skills, from confidence and self-presentation to time management and organisational skills. They will develop the ability to move beyond boundaries and experiment with different ideas and skills. They will learn to cope with constructive criticism and learn from it, which is transferable across the whole school curriculum.
Students have the opportunity to continue their development of the arts with a vast array of extracurricular opportunities throughout the year. Every lesson gives students the opportunity to be creative and imaginative and to challenge themselves - both as a performer and a South Craven Learner.
Within each of the spaces we have an interactive career noticeboard specific to different areas of the arts. Please visit our Wall of Fame outside the Fells Theatre to see pathways our ex-students have taken.
Performing Arts Kit
Year 7 and 8
Students do not need to get changed for Dance lessons in Years 7 and 8.
Students can go barefoot for Dance lessons or wear dance shoes (e.g. jazz/ballet shoes or foot thongs).
Students can wear their PE kit to take part in workshops/rehearsals after school.
Every student who studies Dance and/or Musical Theatre must be either bare footed or wear dance shoes (e.g. jazz/ballet shoes) or foot thongs when taking part in lessons, rehearsals and workshops.
Unless the student is studying Street Dance, trainers (indoor or outdoor) are not to be worn to dance in.
Students are not to dance or move in socks/tights, even if the foot is partially shown.
Students can wear their South Craven Performance kit or South Craven PE kit in practical lessons.
If students have represented the school through Dance, then they may wear their competitive dance hoodies in Performing Arts lessons.
Random items of clothing are not to be worn – this includes, but not limited to, Nike pro shorts/similar or crop tops.
From September 2023, South Craven’s Performance kit consists of a Performance Faculty t-shirt and plain black leggings.
It is compulsory that students wear their appropriate performance kit, even when excused from physical activities (so they can choreograph, direct and assist in the lesson). If students forget their performance kit they will be required to borrow a clean spare kit.
Health and Safety
Jewellery must not be worn in any performance lessons. Long hair is to be tied back with a hair bobble.
From September 2023, students can also purchase:
Performance kit bags
These items are optional. Prices are to be confirmed and all available to buy via ParentPay.
Students must keep a copy of their payment receipt to collect their purchased items from their class teacher. Any questions, please contact Mrs Crowther (email@example.com).
The Performance Press
We aim to raise awareness amongst students, parents, guardians and the wider community about opportunities in the Arts.
We are incredibly lucky to have an abundance of talented students here at South Craven, therefore we thought we would create 'The Performance Press,' a platform to showcase experiences available to students both in and out of school!