School outreach

School outreach

The Academy has an excellent school outreach programme delivered by freelance artists. The programme aims to enhance skill-based learning within the arts for local primary and secondary children.

Teachers from other schools join our 'primary partnership' and work with our community arts team to develop the new ideas that form our annual arts programme. We are also looking to extend our school outreach programme to other schools in the local area.

Primary school learning includes:

  • Early years drama

  • Year 3 introduction to drama 

  • Year 5 drama performance

  • Primary school singing workshops

  • Individual arts projects designed to explore the curriculum

Secondary school learning includes:

  • Touring theatre
  • Education projects
  • Master class workshops
  • London College singing exams

For more information on our school outreach programme contact Kathryn Ackley in the community arts team on or call 0191 518 0222.

As always the project was hugely successful. The children enjoyed it immensely. They gained speaking and listening skills along with team work, cooperation, listening and confidence.
Hannah Williams, Year 6 teacher, Hutton Henry CofE Primary School