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The Arts Faculty consists of Art, Music and Drama and there are very close links with Media and Dance. All staff working within the arts have experience of working within the creative arts industry, providing excellent background knowledge of their specialism as well as education.

As a team we believe, in an increasingly accessible global culture, our arts provision prepares young people with a rich appreciation of their world and their responsibilities through an awareness of cultural diversity and a celebration of creative work from cultural heritage through to contemporary practice. Through the development of specialist skills in Art, Music, Drama, Dance and Media we enable our students to communicate their ideas openly, creatively and intelligently.

Pupils and the wider community benefit from purpose built accommodation with facilities that enable highly specialist work to take place. Projects explore aesthetics and each department recognises and celebrates the interdependent relationship between the arts.

We are committed to encouraging leadership, team work, independence, effective participation, creative and critical thinking, reflection and self-management within the arts through facilitating partnerships and practical projects that impact directly upon the lives of others in the school community and beyond.  The over-riding aim of the creative arts is to foster a sense of curiosity, interest and enjoyment, of pride and ownership through the celebration of individual and collective creative endeavour.

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Artsmark Gold


Our recent award of Artsmark Gold serves to illustrate how the creative and performing arts are thriving at Liskeard School and there are many and varied opportunities to get involved in, and beyond, classroom activities:

  • GCSE, AS and A2 and Arts Award qualifications facilitating excellent progression
  • Art, Music and Drama Clubs throughout the year
  • Jazz Band, SAAB (Singers and Acoustic Band), Caradon Strings
  • Sound engineering
  • Music and Drama productions (Little Shop of Horrors, Wizard of Oz, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, The Boyfriend, and most recently Bugsy)
  • Annual Christmas Concert and Christmas Assemblies, a performance–based Challenge Week activity and an annual Music Day
  • Annual music performances at Liskeard Show, local Residential Homes,  the Public Hall, Stuart House and – in November 2013 – at the Royal Albert Hall in the Schools Proms
  • Whole school drama productions-performed at school for primary school pupils as well as the public (Macbeth, A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.)
  • Work with the RSC to stream live theatre in school for whole year groups.
  • Staff and students performing alongside professionals in Ibsen’s “Enemy of the People”
  • Dance workshops and performances
  • Additional paid instrumental/vocal lessons available through Cornwall Music Trust
  • Annual Art Exhibition
  • Local Art Exhibitions in the community
  • Regular visits to theatres, galleries, and arts events
  • Visits to Art Colleges and University courses.
  • Annual projects specific to local areas of interest
  • Work with visiting artists, musicians and performers. E.g. Jenny Beaven, Attik Dance, Rick Worthy, Simon Harvey, Kurt Jackson, Seamas Carey, Reece Ingram, O-region, Rogue theatre, Sterts Theatre, TR2, Theatre Royal, Miracle Theatre Company, David Greeves (an aerial choreographer), Pearl of Africa  Children’s Choir, Piano Man, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), Professional String Trios, Plymouth Symphony Orchestra.

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Creative & Performing Arts Clubs

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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




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