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 & 8
Clean indoor trainers (any colour)
This is compulsory for all Dance and Drama lessons. Students cannot dance in socks or tights.
Plain black leggings
It is not compulsory for students to get changed in Dance or Drama, however they may wish to bring the above for Dance lessons.
Years 9, 10 & 11
Red short-sleeved polo shirt
Plain black shorts OR joggers OR non-see-through leggings
Students are required to wear the above (PE Kit) for Dance and Musical Theatre lessons. All students participating in physical movement work must wear either clean indoor trainers (any colour), dance shoes or have bare feet.
Students can purchase black performance t-shirts and/or hoodies if they wish.
Payment is processed via ParentPay.
These can be worn in all Dance and Musical Theatre lessons as well as extracurricular clubs.
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 & Safety
Jewellery must not be worn in any performance lessons. Long hair is to be tied back with a hair bobble.
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!