The Arts Academy

Established in 2012, The Arts Academy is a theatre skills group for pupils aged between 5-16 years. 

Our sessions run on a Saturday morning at Woldgate School where pupils receive tuition in the different disciplines of drama, dance and singing from hand-picked professionals. Sessions run during term time only and there are 10 sessions per term.

We offer a no-obligation trial session for any pupil wanting to see what we are about. 

As the Arts Academy is a charitable trust attached to Woldgate School and is a not-for-profit venture, our fees are reflective of this idea and we offer a very competitive rate whilst maintaining a high level of provision. We have also offered the opportunity to take exams with Trinity London and hope to do so again.

There are review shows for family and friends at the end of the Autumn and Spring terms to showcase the skills our pupils have been working on and during the summer term we concentrate on our main performance which takes place in July. These have been very enjoyable and successful for all involved. Our performances have included Matilda, Oliver and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Shrek. For the last two years we have been invited to perform at external venues and this has helped to enrich the pupils' experience by performing to different audiences.

As well as offering top class tuition and guidance from our very experienced and talented practitioners who will develop and enhance their Performing Arts skills,  the emphasis at the Arts Academy is, and always has been, for the pupils to have fun, make friends, build confidence and enjoy what they do. Our practitioners are accompanied by chaperones who are young, talented pupils of drama, music and dance.

All of our staff are fully DBS checked and safeguarding is a top priority.

For further details please email:


Lower School Contacts - (Year 7 & Year 8) - Mr M Elwers - 07790 351283

Upper School Contact - (Year 9) - Miss S Black - 07980 702715 and  (Years 10 & 11) - Mrs C Wright - 07790 351281

Sixth Form Contact - (Years 12 & 13) - Mrs R Bourne - 07790 351276

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Woldgate School and Sixth Form College
92 Kilnwick Road
YO42 2LL
t 01759 302395 e-mail

Woldgate School and Sixth Form College, an Academy, is part of the Wolds Learning Partnership, a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number: 10518602. Registered Office: 92 Kilnwick Road Pocklington, York YO42 2LL.