Academy Ages 7 to 15


These are split in to three age groups:

  • 7 – 9 year olds
  • 10 – 12 year olds
  • 13 – 15 year olds

Class time

  • Saturday - 9.30am- 1.00pm

Weekly classes last for 3 hours, 1 hour is dedicated to each discipline.

All classes help to develop the skills and confidence that underpin any progress in the performing arts. They are designed to ensure that the student's journey to proficiency is fun, invigorating and rewarding.

How to apply

To apply for a place you will just need to complete the 'Apply now' online form on the home page and the relevant application will be sent to you.


Term fees for each age group are as follows for 2015/2016;

  • Term 1- 19th September - 5th December 2015 £220
  • Term 2- 9th January - 26th March 2016 £260
  • Term 3 - 16th April - 25th June 2016 £260

​​Early sign up discount- submit application form and pay fees for Term 1 by Saturday 11th September and pay a reduced rate of £200. Fees are payable by cheque or cash and should be made payable to Pensby High School. Early sign up discount application forms and fees should be marked for the attention of Mr D Stenhouse and are to be handed into school reception.


Focus is placed on building knowledge and understanding of the acting process. Techniques include characterisation work and vocal projection. Students are encouraged to devise their own material as well as improvising with scripted material.




The skills covered include choreography, stage presentation, physical and spatial awareness. Styles of dance include street jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and contemporary. These classes help develop the body to use movement expressively.




We provide vocal technique training designed to secure the health and longevity of the voice, as well as developing an understanding of how the body produces the sounds. We cover a wide range of music styles such as pop, musical theatre and jazz.