CAPA College Free School

Cathedral Academy propose to apply to the Department for Education to open a 16-19 Free School for CAPA College. If we are successful in our bid, CAPA College Free School will be a flagship Arts College for Post-16 students, with its own purpose-built specialist accommodation serving up to 350 students and offering a range of high quality training and education …

Applications for CAPA and CAPA Juniors 2014 are now open!

We are now accepting applications for both CAPA and CAPA Juniors 2014. CAPA offers full-time specialist Performing Arts or Production Arts and Creative Media training and education for students aged 16+.  Applications are available to download or please contact Jayne Ambler (CAPA Administrator) on 01924 330640 to receive a copy in the post. Students and parents interested in CAPA and …

CAPA receives OFSTED praise

In July 2013, CAPA were visited by Ofsted.  Here are extracts of what the Ofsted team said about CAPA College…. …performing arts provision is highly motivational. Teaching is inspirational and as a result students make exceptional progress and attain highly. Overall, the sixth form is outstanding. “The leadership is outstanding. The curriculum provides memorable and motivational opportunities in which students …

CAPA Juniors

It has been a fantastic start for our first ever CAPA Juniors cohort.  The CAPA Juniors have quickly settled into their exciting and diverse curriculum with a number of performance opportunities already planned and rehearsed.  CAPA Juniors is an extension of our CAPA provision that the recent Ofsted inspection praised. “The outstanding sixth form performing arts provision is being extended into …

Alumni news

Delighted to announce details of professional performing arts work for CAPA alumni. Jordan Olpherts (CAPA 2006-2008) is starting his second contract as a dancer with the Balletboyz and will begin a UK and international tour with the company in the Autumn. Ross Lee Fowkes (2008-2010) is performing as one of the brothers in the UK tour of Joseph and his …

Stepping closer to their dreams

It’s a huge goodbye and good luck to CAPA’s second year students who have successfully gained places at some of the UK’s leading conservatoires, colleges and universities. Arts Educational School, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, LAMDA, LIPA, Bird, Guildford, East 15, Urdang Academy, Central School of Speech and Drama, Backstage Academy, London College of Music are just a selection of …

CAPA high flyers – best results ever!

CAPA are again celebrating fantastic ‘above national average’ exam results with 100% pass rate and 94% A*-C and 74%A*-B. A huge well done to students and staff on such an achievement!

Les Miserables, It’s a sell out!

CAPA celebrated an amazing sell-out run of it’s full scale production of the hit musical ‘Les Miserables’. The CAPA creative team created a fresh, new adaptation of the classic musical, with outstanding performances from the whole cast resulting in standing ovations each and every night. Audience feedback was fabulous… “I’ve seen 30 versions of Les Miserables including West End and …

The Voice UK success for CAPA’s Fran Wood

CAPA Frances Wood on The Voice UK Year 2 CAPA student Frances Wood is through to the live finals on The Voice working with Will.i.am!  From over 25,000 auditionees to the final 20, all staff and students at CAPA are so proud of Fran and this amazing achievement. BBC Radio Leeds interview with Frances Wood and Claire Nicholson (Director of …