Performing Arts

Realising extraordinary potential to fuel student’s creative individuality and professionalism through artistic performance and process

The Performing Arts make a major contribution to Walton High’s enriched curriculum inside and outside the classroom environment. Inside the classroom the KS3 Music and Drama programmes have been developed in-house and follow a half termly modular approach with performance skills and individual creativity integral to the units. At KS4 students can choose to study a BTEC First Award in Performing Arts or GCSE Dance, Drama or Music. At Post 16 students can specialise in the BTEC Performing Arts or A level Music.

We have developed well-attended lunchtime and after school dance, drama and music clubs which regularly perform at local events throughout the year. We also have an excellent and longstanding reputation for providing first class entertainment with school concerts, plays and musical theatre. At the Walnut Tree campus resources include a state of the art 380 seat theatre with full fly system; two fully equipped drama studios; a dance studio; two music classrooms; seven practise rooms; a dedicated ICT room with Cubase and Sibelius software and a professional recording studio with live room and vocal booth. At the Brooklands Campus resources include a dance studio, drama suite, two music classrooms, seven practise rooms, a dedicated ICT room with Cubase and Sibelius software.