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

Sixth Form

Art & Design (Fine Art)
A-level; Pearson Edexcel

Drama & Theatre Studies
A-level; Edexcel

A-level; OCR

Performing Arts (Dance)
BTEC; Pearson Edexcel

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


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.

Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021

Mr Grogan and Mr Stock would like to congratulate the following students for taking part in our Virtual Young Musician Competition 2021. The overall winners were Emily Robson and
Jorja O’Grady, with runners up Isabelle Ramsay (Voice) and Jessica Newton (Piano). The standard of musicianship was outstanding, and they had a really difficult time deciding on winners. The winners and runners up will be performing in our Summer Prom Concert on Friday 9 July on the Piazza.

Art tiger

The art being produced during lockdown has been amazing!

Keep drawing, dancing, painting, performing and singing. Remember all expressive and performing arts is good for your health and wellbeing.