Bury Grammar Schools

Creative and Performing Arts Faculty

We are a forward thinking and expressive faculty that nurtures creativity in all our pupils.  
The Faculty team consists of professional and experienced teachers, who are committed to enabling our pupils to benefit from the very best standards of teaching and are proud of our departmental culture of collaboration. The departments in the faculty are Art and Design, Drama, Music, Design and Technology and Food. We provide a wide range of opportunities within the faculty to encourage our students to maximise their potential and thus promoting a sense of challenge, curiosity and risk taking in an inspirational and supportive environment. The Faculty has a strong enrichment programme and contributes an enormous and valuable amount to the wider life of the school with pupils across the schools spending much of their extra-curricular time within these departments.

Showcasing our pupils’ talents in creative and performing arts 

The Creative and Performing Arts Faculty is always a hive of activity and we have an incredible wealth of talented pupils that thrive within their chosen disciplines and look forward each year to showcasing their performances to packed audiences in School.  This year we are so proud to showcase the work of these incredible pupils via film. Sixth Form students, Senior School pupils and the Year 5 Boys Choir are amongst the Music and Drama performances. We intend to add more films to this landing page throughout the year to enable our pupils to continue to perform. We hope you enjoy watching!  

Creative and Performing Arts Showcase 



Head of Faculty

Mrs Kershaw has been teaching Art and Design since 2006. She studied an Art Foundation at Camberwell College of Arts and then went on to Central School of Speech and Drama to complete a BA (Hons) in Theatre Design.
Having worked in the Design Industry prior to teaching she trained as a Teacher of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005 and joined Bury Grammar School 2010 from Woodhey High School.
Since working at Bury Grammar School, Mrs Kershaw has been the Coordinator of PSHE, Head of General Studies, Head of Year and now the Head of Art (Senior Girls) and Head of the Creative and Performing Arts Faculty.

Staff List

Mrs K Kershaw - Head of Creative and Performing Arts Faculty, Head of Art and Design (Senior Girls)


Miss K Gore - Director of Arts and Culture, Head of Art and Design (Senior Boys)

Mrs B Moore - Part Time Teacher of Art

Miss R Charlesworth - Head of Drama

Mrs H Hammond - Head of Sixth Form, Drama Teacher

Miss R Britton - Director of Music, Senior Girls

Miss J Downing - Director of Music, Senior Boys

Mrs F Dickson - Music Teacher

Mrs S Norman - Music Teacher

Mrs M Boulton - Design & Technology Teacher

Miss C Herbert - Art and Design & Technology Technician

Mr D Roberts - Art Technician

Mrs T Willis - Teacher of Food