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An Audience for All

The Creative Arts

Drama and music are important aspects of our curriculum. Outings to theatres and visits from professional theatre companies enrich our students’ curriculum.

There are music concerts which entertain parents/carers and students make a significant musical 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.

Townsend students also have the opportunity to join any of the St Albans Music School evening and weekend provision. For those with enthusiasm there are many musical groups and activities to join.

Townsend means ‘teamwork’, and one of our most impressive achievements has been the Performing and Creative Arts Displays held at the local City theatre. Students work 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 are school shows when the opportunity arises.

The creative and performing arts may not be part of the statutory curriculum nationally but at this school, students 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.’