Outwood Academy Portland is a specialist Arts school and was awarded the Artsmark Gold Award in recognition of the Outstanding Arts provision that the Academy offers. The Expressive Arts Team deliver a varied and inclusive curriculum supporting all aspects of the specialism.
The faculty has strong links with its primary feeder schools, local community arts groups and County organisations. The faculty offers an extensive extra-curricular program which includes Art clubs, Dance Clubs, Drama Club, Rock Club, Choir, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and many others.
The faculty organises art exhibitions, recital evenings, drama productions and showcase events throughout the year. In addition, the Academy stages an annual musical theatre production. In recent years these have included “Joseph and his Technicolour Dream coat’, ‘Little Shop of horrors’, Annie, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Grease’ and most recently in 2017 “School of Rock”.
The faculty is made up of six staff, two in each art form. In addition the music department is supported by a team of eight peripatetic tutors who deliver free instrumental lessons on every instrument.
In every one of our academies a vast number of after- academy enrichment activities take place each week. Students are provided with opportunities to add depth to their learning and develop personal skills through a rich and varied enrichment programme.
Students will have the chance to enjoy new experiences and consolidate their timetabled learning through this programme. Further detailed information on the opportunities available to students can be found in the academy’s Enrichment Brochure by clicking HERE