Creative and Performing Arts Faculty
Mrs K Kershaw - Head of Creative and Performing Arts, Head of Art and Design
Miss K Gore - Director of Arts and Culture Projects
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 V Davitt - Subject Leader Food
Mrs M Boulton - Design & Technology Teacher
Miss C Herbert - Art and Design & Technology Technician
Miss G Kerfoot - Art Technician
Mrs T Willis - Food Technician
- Liverpool: Liverpool Tate, Walker Gallery
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- London: London Tate, Saatchi Gallery
- Manchester: Manchester Art Degree Shows, Manchester Metropolitan University
- National Theatre Connections
- Theatre Trips to see productions at The Lowry and Octagon Theatre.
- Italy 450 trip
- GCSE and A Level Concert at Bridgewater Hall
- Lad’s Vocal workshop with the Halle Professionals
Christmas Card Competition
Photography competition – external, based on Emmeline Pankhurst
Internal competition to design Friendship sign for Junior and infants
Art gives you wings
Whole school Art projects: Thanks for the laughs, Remembrance Poppies.
GCSE Art Club
National Theatre Connections
Drama Club Years 7-8
House Music Competition
Rotary Club, Young Musician of the Year
Ramsbottom Music Festival
AJIS Association of Junior Independent Schools Choir Competition.
All orchestral instruments, Voice and Piano are taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced music staff. Many pupils also take advantage of the excellent musical opportunities offered by the local music service.
Pupils are able to play in the Symphony Orchestra, Girls' choir - Festival Choir, Boys choir - Lad's Vocal, Concert Band, Clarinet Choir, Junior Choir, Concerto Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, Percussion Ensemble - BGSBeatz, Choral Society, String Quartets and a wide selection of Chamber Groups.
The School Choral Society gives an annual concert in the Parish Church of a great choral work. Recent performances include Brahms’ Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Faure Requiem, Haydn Creation, Handel Messiah, Britten Rejoice in the Lamb, Handel Coronation Anthems.
The Festival Choir sings liturgical music for all School Services and performs at several concerts a year. This is an auditioned choir of about 60 singers who perform more advanced music. The Choir have undertaken foreign tours, more recently to Rome, Paris and Salzburg.
The Symphony Orchestra performs some of the great orchestral repertoire. Recent performances include Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet, Dvorak Symphony No 9 and Schubert Unfinished Symphony.
There is a regular programme of concerts giving everyone the chance to perform. This ensures that pupils learn the discipline of regular practice, independent organisation and how to work in concert with others. Regular visits are made to Manchester to hear live music.