The Arts – in this context Art, Music and Drama – are disciplines which Holme Grange understands supremely well.
Of course, ‘Art’ is a very broad term, and we encourage research and experimentation across a wide range of art-related media, with results that speak for themselves.
Recent investment will result in a superb theatre with retractable, tiered seating for an audience of 300, and which will be fully furnished with professional sound and lighting equipment for truly stunning results. The performing Arts have always been a strength of Holme Grange, but this new development will elevate us to a new level of excellence right across the board, helping our pupils achieve continued outstanding results in Musical Theatre and LAMDA assessments which are gained on an annual basis.
“She did the Art Masterclass and enjoyed it”
All pupils are encouraged to participate in the various musical and theatrical productions which take place on a regular basis. This helps to build a surprising level of confidence in our pupils, and rewards them with plaudits from an audience which can include family, friends and peers, and members of the local community.
The theatre will provide the perfect setting for musical expression and formal performances, with full sound management facilities on tap.
We encourage all of our pupils to learn an instrument while at Holme Grange and offer tuition in an extremely wide range of instruments. For those with a talent or enthusiasm for singing, our Junior and Senior Choirs will be of interest, with the seniors enjoying a European trip to venues which, in recent years, have included Paris and will look to extend to Rome, Venice, Florence and Barcelona.
In Year 7 pupils all work towards the nationally accredited Bronze Arts Award, in Y8 they progress to the Silver award and in Y9 students will commence work towards the Gold Award.