Castle Hill Academy Castle Hill Academy

A Platanos Trust School

The Performing Arts

Performing Arts at Castle Hill Academy is enjoyed by many pupils in the school.

Pupils have been involved in several public performances over the years, both as invited guests and within the local community as a part of the New Addington Carnival for example. Our pupils have showcased outstanding musical prowess and we are excited to see where this takes us.


With Performing Arts being used within our curriculum, pupils are being exposed to and involved in theatrical training and practice. Pupils take part in a range of activities, such as ensemble singing, character creation and devising, script writing, physical theatre and exposition of the performing arts industry.

Children have the opportunity to develop their skills across all disciplines of the performing arts industry, exploring the worlds of voice, music performance and creation (working in collaboration with others, e.g. Croydon Music Services), production and acting. We hope that by creating a broad skill set and varied range of practices we are able to inspire every pupil.  

Music Provision

At Castle Hill Academy, we pride ourselves on our ability to be inclusive. This in turn has resulted in provisions to allow every pupil to access music regardless of needs.


In partnership with Croydon Sound Start and Sound Progress, pupils are invited to partake in weekly instrumental sessions involving the ukulele, classical guitar and keyboard for example.

The children are able to develop practical performance skills along with music theory knowledge with their curriculum, as well as exposure to multiple genres and styles. 

Pupils will also be taught to think more deeply about how music fits into our world with links to culture and mental well-being.  


We are excited have recently welcomed drama and acting at Castle Hill Academy. With this introduction, we will equip pupils with new skills in communication, public speaking and performance.

We aim to introduce our children to the world of stage and screen with performance opportunities across the year. Pupils will explore the theatre industry and take part in theatre visits.