Performing Arts


"Teachers inspire pupils to be creative, with an emphasis on music and drama, which helps to develop pupils’ self-confidence through performance."
(Ofsted 2016)


"The headteacher is a highly qualified and skilled musician and transmits her love of singing and playing to her pupils"
Ofsted
Queenswood School has a strong Performing Arts department that includes drama, spoken English and music. Children take part in assemblies and school productions with the opportunity to perform to wider external audiences. The Juniors are entered for examinations each year with the English Speaking Board. This helps to stimulate self-confidence and self-esteem - vital preparation for today's world.


There is an orchestra, a recorder group and the school choir; these give the children the experience of performing both in school and also at outside venues.

Each Christmas the school arranges a carol service at a local church and the Infants stage a Nativity Play.

In the Spring term all the children in school take part in a musical revue. and the pupils in the Junior Department present a musical play in the summer term.

Aladdin

The cast of "Aladdin"

Aladdin and Princess Noodle

Aladdin and Princess Noodle

Aladdin

Two of the cast from "Aladdin"

Oliver!

Characters from "Oliver!"

Red Riding Hood

World Book Day

Aladdin

Characters from "Aladdin"

Toad of Toad Hall

A scene from "Toad of Toad Hall"

The Yorkshire Post Jazz Quartet

The Yorkshire Post Jazz Quartet

As part of the School's 70 Years Celebrations, the choir enjoyed performing in a concert at Morley Town Hall with the Yorkshire Post Jazz Quartet.


The School's 70 Years Celebrations funded the purchase of a new stage, substantial lighting equipment and a state-of-the-art sound system. This new equipment has encouraged even more dynamic performances from our children.


All these activities form an integral part of life at Queenswood School. Parents are invited and encouraged to attend all these activities.


Individual piano, violin, woodwind and drum lessons are available (10 half hour lessons per term); children are entered for examinations with the Associated Board of Music.

Sing Up!


Platinum award


The School was awarded a prestigious Platinum Award in the "Sing-Up" awards, a four-year campaign instigated by the Government to encourage and reward singing in schools.


Initially we were assessed for the Gold award without having to qualify for the other awards on the journey so we are delighted with ourselves!

"a good example of best practice in singing"Sing Up report We celebrated at the concert in Leeds Cathedral where we appeared in the Sing-Up concert as guest choir. Since then we received a nomination from Leeds Music Services and following an inspection by a Sing-Up representative we were awarded the highly prestigious Platinum award, one of the first schools in the country to be awarded this prestigious accolade.








"the music leader is a talented musician who gives the children lots of opportunities to sing"Sing Up report

Sing Up!