Welcome to Expressive Arts

About Us

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’, ‘School of Rock’ and most recently in 2019 “High School Musical”.

The faculty is made up of six staff, two in each art form.

  • Mrs S T Nelson-Fish – Head of Faculty and Teacher of Music
  • Mrs S Pilswort – Teacher of Music
  • Mr D Fern – Teacher of ICT/Music
  • Miss R Lamper – Teacher of Drama
  • Mrs R Atkinson – Teacher of Drama
  • Miss K Pople – Teacher of Art/Photography
  • Mrs L Mitchell – Teacher of Art/Photography

In addition the music department is supported by a team of eight peripatetic tutors who deliver instrumental lessons on every instrument at a cost of £100 per term except for those who are studying GCSE Music or in receipt of free school meals.

Art is a valuable subject for all to study whether you are a gifted painter or sculptor or have never engaged in any artistic pathways outside of school. Art’s place in your education has important wider benefits in your personal and social
development building your resilience, self-esteem, sense of achievement and indeed how you view the world.

Performing Arts means practically exploring performance methods and techniques, as well as developing analytical skills through the evaluation of live and recorded performance work.

Music is a valuable subject for all to study whether you are a gifted musician or have never engaged in music outside of school. Music’s place in your education has important wider benefits on personal and social development building your confidence, self esteem, sense of achievement and ability to relate to others.


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

Dance Enrichment

Academy Musicals

Success at the Music Festival