Specialist schools – arts, drama, music


The specialist schools programme is a UK government initiative that encourages secondary schools in England to specialise in certain areas of the curriculum to boost achievement. The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust is responsible for the programme. Currently there are nearly 3,000 specialist schools, or 88% of the state-funded secondary schools in England. The Government […]


Specialist schools: nurturing special talents

Specialist schools

Specialist schools: nurturing special talents Stefan Anderson, Principal of  Tring Park School for the Performing Arts Hardly a day goes by when we are not confronted by a tale in the press of yet another young person who has won a ‘talent’ competition and is about to become the next big star of the West […]


Choristers sing for their supper


Jane Capon, Information Officer of  the Choir Schools’ Association (CSA) ‘We no longer sing and dance. We don’t know how to. Instead, we watch other people sing and dance on the television screen. Christmas, which was once a festival of active enjoyment, has turned into a binge of purely passive pleasures,’ says Tom Hodgkinson, a […]


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