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An Audience for All

Our drama and music departments are very active. Outings to theatres and visits from professional theatre companies enrich our students’ curriculum. The music department holds termly concerts which entertain parents/carers each year and students make a significant contribution to school Cathedral services. All students have the opportunity to join our scheme for individual instrumental tuition, supervised by a team of visiting specialist teachers. For those with enthusiasm there are thriving junior and senior choirs, and musical groups.

Townsend means ‘teamwork’, and one of our most impressive achievements has been the Performing and Creative Arts Display held at the local City theatre. Students worked across the subjects of Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Gymnastics, Modern Foreign Languages, English, and Technology to create a show of extraordinary talent. Staff also organise occasional gymnastic and dance displays and there is an annual school show.

The creative and performing arts may not be part of the statutory curriculum but at this school, students will always have the opportunity to develop their creative talents.

‘The children are what’s great about this school. They want to be involved and take part. The calibre of their performances are second to none.’