Where can I find the best creative and performing arts schools?
Music, Singing, Dancing and Drama form an important part of virtually all private boarding schools and a limited number make a speciality of these subjects.
How do I find a top music school?
It is fairly common to find that more than 50% of pupils in any school are learning at least one musical instrument. Most schools will have teachers and instruments of the usual types backed up by visiting peripatetic teachers for most others. Nearly all the schools we visit have sizeable music centres with practice rooms, performing rooms and hi tech composing equipment.
Many schools have their own choirs and several schools aligned with churches / cathedrals will take choristers
Which schools are best for drama?
Again many schools have drama classes throughout the senior years, which produce large school plays and musicals. In some schools , drama gets pretty serious at ages 12 and 13 with A Level theatre studies leading onto RADA and other drama schools. There are some famous performing arts schools such as Hurtwood House and Tring Park which have invested £millions into their facilities.
Where could my child progress onto Art School?
Art is taught in most schools at all ages. However, it can become very specialised after age 16 with several different types of A Level – such as Fine Art, History of Art, Ceramics, Art & Design, Textiles , Photography etc. In some schools, you might find say 6 pupils taking art in year 12, whereas in others there might be 20+, whilst also having their own Foundation Programme to facilitate progression to an Art School in University. If your child is serious about getting into University, apply for our free eGuide on Getting into Art School. Whenever we visit a boarding school, we always ask to see their creative arts facilities. So, do not fail to ask our advice if your child has a serious interest in Creative or Performing Arts. Phone on +44 1622 813870
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