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The Arts

The Arts play a strong role within the Academy, we have recently been re-awarded the Artsmark Gold Award in recognition of the quality of our provision. All examinable subjects within the Arts perform at an outstanding level, far outstripping national averages. The Arts are further strengthened by our outstanding new facilities.

Students are encouraged to enhance their experiences at the Academy with additional activities in the Arts. A number of students who do not formally study music participate in concerts, either as performers or as technicians. Performance is clearly an important aspect of the Arts and we are as proud of our audience as we are of the performers. Staff and students regularly perform within the Academy in assemblies or at pop-up concerts and the audience is always appreciative and supportive, a true recognition of the courage it takes to stand up and perform. Students can also get involved in Art projects. Students have worked with Solent University, City College and Red Hot Press. They have also worked with Alex Jones (a local sculptor) to produce a huge wooden butterfly.  The Academy also puts on musical productions such as Our House and Treasure Island. Dance is also very strong. Students and Staff enjoy regular performances from the 'The Dance Project" and "Dance Company". Trips to see plays, musicals, concerts and exhibitions are also arranged.

Band rehearsals - Every Monday 3-4pm. All year groups welcome.
With Mr Ibbott in the Music Room.

Dance Company - Every Monday 3-4pm.
With Mrs Morley in the Dance Studio.

Ceramics Workshops - Mondays 3-4pm.
With Mrs Lyons in the Art Room.