Performing Arts

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.

Performing Arts Department

  • Mrs. S Jenkins – Head of Performing Arts
  • Miss N Stanley – Drama Teacher
  • Miss E Colley – Music Teacher


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

The faculty offers an extensive extra-curricular program which includes Drama club, Dance club, Show Choir, Band and rehearsal for the whole school musical.

Available Courses

Here at Outwood Academy Newbold we offer the following qualifications:

  • BTEC Level 1 and 2 Performing Arts (Acting)
  • BTEC Level 1 and 2 Music Performance
  • BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts (Acting and Dance option)
  • BTEC Level 3 Music Performance