PARENTS & PUPILS
THE ARTS IN OUR CURRICULUM
Drama and performance are an integral part of our curriculum
Drama and performance are routinely embedded within the very core of our curriculum; enhancing learning in subjects such as English, RE, PE, PSHCE and Creative Curriculum – the essence of which is exemplified each year during our theme days, such as Victorian Day, Book Weeks, The Highwayman Day.
Two of our staff have undergone training through the Shakespeare in Schools Project and the school has introduced Shakespeare into the English Curriculum and in 2018 held a very successful Shakespeare Book Week with another one planned for 2019.
The two teachers’ hard work, dedication and support hasbeen an invaluable to the success of the RSC Associate Schools Programme in Bradford. They have been wonderful ambassadors for the school and for Shakespeare and a real inspiration to the pupils.Damien O Keefe, RSC Associate Schools Programme Leader
One of the school’s largest triumphs is the exceptionally popular junior and senior Glee Club; combining drama, dance and theatre skills-based activities. Enjoyed by over 60 students each week, from Years 3 to 6, the various groups produce and proudly showcase high-quality performances throughout the year to audiences of parents, staff and pupils.'
We work closely with Titus Salt School, Bradford Music Hub, local creative industries and photographers, artists and parents who we welcome during our 'Aspire to Be' week each summer. Our arts workshops throughout the year incorporate digital instillations, multimedia, photography and public art. Children have engaged in a multitude of community projects, working alongside local arts festivals and arts trails.
I think that it is fantastic that you have managed to get such young children talking so positively about ShakespeareA parent, March 2018
A number of Art Clubs run throughout the year with children practising a range of skills. Some of these clubs are also pupil led clubs which supports the leadership development of our pupils.