Independent School of the Year for the Performing Arts (music & drama) – Entry Form
This award is for the school which most impresses the judges with the impact that participation in the performing arts has on students throughout the school both through the breadth of opportunity and the achievements of its students relative to their age and stage of development. Any school, with students of any age, can enter for this award.
Judges will be looking for outstanding achievement and wish to understand the role which the school has played in supporting this. They will be interested to learn about collaboration between the school community and external stakeholders in securing success and to understand the level of technical skills inherent in the achievements described.
Simple lists of competitions and awards won are likely to have less impact than an explanation of the impact of students’ success in the performing arts on the ethos and culture of the wider school and its local community.
The entry should:
- Describe the philosophical thinking behind the provision of opportunities in the performing arts for all students
- Explain the delivery of that programme and how the impact of that programme has been measured
- Explain how the student experience has been enriched
- Demonstrate the sustainability and long-term impact of the activities described