• drama
  • violin
  • trumpet

Performing Arts

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The Performing Arts curriculum area comprises drama, dance and music. These are lively areas of the school, where there is always a buzz of activity.  These are also popular subjects at CHS and we consistently enjoy excellent examination results.  Drama is regarded as a real strength of the school and we have a very good reputation in the local community for producing outstanding drama productions.  Our exceptional facilities include:

  • One fully-equipped drama studio
  • One dedicated drama space with blackout and sound facilities
  • Two music studios
  • A suite of practice rooms
  • A recording studio
  • A sound isolation room

For details of extra-curricular and enrichment activities in Performing Arts, please see our 'School Life' section.

Key Stage 3 overview

Our intent within Performing Arts is to nurture passionate, imaginative and creative individuals, who view the world from an artistic perspective. We develop individuality, encourage students to think and express themselves with confidence and encourage tolerance and understanding of others. We intend students to develop an extensive range of skills as they explore, experiment and create. Through the Performing Arts curriculum we promote a sense of self-worth, encourages confidence, resilience and develop relationships. Students are encouraged to question and challenge their perception of the world and develop the soft skills employers seek.

Please see the full curriculum overviews for Drama and Music in the downloads to the right of the page.





  • 'This amazing achievement has come about not only due to the hard work of the band but also to the amazing support they've had over the years in developing their musical skills from CHS, in particular, Miss Martin. It is a testimony to what can be achieved when schools and teachers nurture talent as you have all done.' Parent, Mr Tarrant, whose son's band secured a support act concert at the Manchester Academy in 2018
  • ‘An inclusive school where you aim to get the best out of everyone.’ Ofsted 2018