EPA Faculty

Birchwood Artists will have success and make mistakes, but can transform failures into successes, both resulting in creative responses to the world around them.

Birchwood Dance & Drama Creatives speak, listen, collaborate and perform.  They are brave.  They are risk takers.  They are empathetic in equal measure

Birchwood Musicians study music through listening and appraising, composing and performing allowing all students to become confident, creative, multi-skilled and culturally enriched.  We encourage a lifelong passion for music



To contact a member of this Faculty, click their staff initials to open a new e-mail

DMN Miss D Morrison Head of Faculty
Head of Art
CHI Mrs C Hassani Head of Drama
KPE Miss K Payne Art
LJN Mrs L Jackson Art
MGN Mr M Grogan Head of Music
RGD Ms R Goddard Drama
SAS Miss S Adams Dance / Drama
WSK Mr W Stock Music

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Extra-Curricular Activities

Extra-Curricular Activities will be available shortly.


All Years

Independent Art Sessions (DMN)

In C23 every day except Fridays, 13:30-14:00

Vocalise (MGN)

In B2 on Mondays, 13:30-14:00

String Group (MGN)

In B2 on Wednesdays, 13:30-14:00

Years 7 & 8

Art Club (LJN)

In C22 on Wednesdays, 13:30-14:00

Drama Club (RGD)

In Drama Studio on Thursdays, 13.30-14.00

Birchwood Singers (MGN)

In B2 on Thursdays, 13:30-14:00

Dance Club (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Thursdays, 13:30-14:00

Years 10 & 11

GCSE Dance rehearsals (SAS)

In the Dance Studio Monday to Thursday Lunchtimes, 13.30-14.00 (selected groups)

After school

All Years

Orchestra (WSK)

In B2 on Wednesdays, 15:30-16:20

Jazz Band (MGN)

In B2 on Fridays, 15:30-16:15

Years 10 & 11

GCSE Drama Clinic and GSCE Rehearsals (CHI)

In Drama Studio, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 15.30-16.30

Years 11, 12 & 13

Year 11, 12 and 13, selected groups Dance (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 15.30-16.30

Year 12

Dance Festival Rehearsals (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Thursdays, 15.30-17.00

Subject Support



After school

Years 9-13

Art Workshop (DMN/KPE)

In C23 on Mondays, 15:30-17:00

Year 11

Music Coursework catch-up (MGN)

In B1 on Mondays, 15:30-16:30

Dance Support (SAS)

In the Dance Studio on Wednesdays, 15:30-16:30


Birchwood’s Young Musician 2022 Final

On Thursday 24 February Birchwood’s Young Musician 2022 Final was held in the school hall. The competition final, which is in its eighth year, was judged by Mr Peter Foster who is head of Bishop’s Stortford Music School. It was a wonderful evening of music and the performances were outstanding. The range of talent on display was inspiring and the final included solo performances on clarinet, flute, piano, saxophone, voice, cello, heavy metal guitar and drum kit. We would like to thank all students who entered the competition, the quality of entries made deciding on the overall finalists exceedingly difficult, and many thanks to Peter Foster for judging the final and Mr Stock for accompanying.

Young Musician of the Year 2022

Birchwood’s Young Musician of the Year 2022
Are you Birchwood’s next Pop or Classical winner?
How to Enter:
All you need to do is email a video recording of you performing your favourite piece in a communal space, e.g. your living room,
to Mr Grogan, mgrogan@birchwoodhigh.org.uk.
All styles and genres of music are welcome.
Closing date for entries is:
Wednesday 9 February and finalists will be announced on Friday 11 February.

Artist Darcy Turner runs a workshop for Year 10

On Wednesday 23 June, Year 10 art students enjoyed an amazing new sculpture experience. The artist and inventor Darcy Turner delivered a whole day workshop exploring his Stixx machine sculpture techniques. The students had to respond to their current coursework theme of Layers and produce a 3D sculpture.